Vulcan Lettuce is a standout variety for its dark red color, lime great hearts and ruffled appearance. Crisper in texture than most red leaf varieties and with a great, mild flavor. Holds well in the field, resisting bolting in high heat. An excellent choice for both organic field production or home gardening. Introduced by Sakata Seed Company in 1987.
Days to Maturity: 55
Latin name: Lactuca sativa
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Plant Vulcan Lettuce spring through early fall. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70-85°. Planting depth: 1/8”. Full heads – start indoors and transplant at 12”, or direct seed every inch and thin to 12”. Baby leaf- seed 4-5/inch with 5” between rows.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!