Friday, August 29, 2014

Freckles the Lettuce.

Freckles! The Lettuce
Have you ever bought a packet of seeds just because you like their name?

I have and only just the other day.

Freckles, lettuce. When I was a boy freckles meant three things.You had them on your face, you had a chocolate treat covered in hundreds and thousands and the third one, um, well that's a story for another day.

I don't recall anything triggering my desire or need for freckle seeds, I have know of them for quite a while, but it became a mission for me about two Sundays ago to get some freckle seeds.

Searching all my favorite seed suppliers proved seedless, um fruitless, so I went the eBay route and came up with a few options. Way Way Creek Seeds an eBay store was chosen and money was sent.

They arrived! Phew.
When they hadn't  arrived by the following Monday I was beginning to worry, the seeds only had to come from Victoria.

Tuesday I was giving up hope but they arrived in the mail that day and excitement reigned.

Well as much excitement as you can muster over a packet of seeds. At $2.60 delivered it wasn't going to break the bank if I had to reorder.

They were nicely packaged and quickly dispatched to the planting area. Now I just need to wait patiently.




Planted

Geography/History


Freckles lettuce is an heirloom lettuce variety with documentation citing it native to Austria circa 1793. It is not as commercially successful as common Romaine lettuce, yet it continues to be widely favored in both Europe and America. It thrives in warm climates with fertile soil and moderate rain or irrigation. Its tolerance for heat and sun make Freckles lettuce a slow-bolting, choice variety for hotter climates in the summer months. Because of its non particular growing needs, Freckles is a great home gardener's lettuce. It can be sown directly, planted in containers and raised beds. The lettuce can be harvested as soon as small heads form.
- See more at: http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Freckle_Lettuce_4810.php#sthash.owAYUhlB.dpuf
Here's a bit of PR I picked up from the web so it must be true.



Geography/History



Freckles lettuce is an heirloom lettuce variety with documentation citing it native to Austria circa 1793. It is not as commercially successful as common Romaine lettuce, yet it continues to be widely favored in both Europe and America. It thrives in warm climates with fertile soil and moderate rain or irrigation. Its tolerance for heat and sun make Freckles lettuce a slow-bolting, choice variety for hotter climates in the summer months. Because of its non particular growing needs, Freckles is a great home gardener's lettuce. It can be sown directly, planted in containers and raised beds. The lettuce can be harvested as soon as small heads form.


Geography/History


Freckles lettuce is an heirloom lettuce variety with documentation citing it native to Austria circa 1793. It is not as commercially successful as common Romaine lettuce, yet it continues to be widely favored in both Europe and America. It thrives in warm climates with fertile soil and moderate rain or irrigation. Its tolerance for heat and sun make Freckles lettuce a slow-bolting, choice variety for hotter climates in the summer months. Because of its non particular growing needs, Freckles is a great home gardener's lettuce. It can be sown directly, planted in containers and raised beds. The lettuce can be harvested as soon as small heads form.
- See more at: http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Freckle_Lettuce_4810.php#sthash.owAYU
Ready to go.




















Cheers

Stewart.

3 comments:

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

I grew a lettuce variety that may be the same. It was called, Forrellenschluss.

Polly Oz said...

Thanks for pointing out Way Way Creek Seeds. On orders over $8 they have free postage.
Peggy

Stewart Dorman said...

The Stay @ Home-Gardener, Google would seem to agree with you.

Hi Peggy, just a lucky eBay search but they have a reasonable seed selection and reasonable pricing.