Extra-large romaine with solid full hearts rich green to the core.
Days To Maturity
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
2-4 weeks BLF
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How to Sow
- Sow lettuce seeds in average soil in full sun in early spring for first crop. Sow in late summer for fall crop.
- Sow every two weeks to extend harvests.
- In late summer, sow in a protected are that stays below 75 degrees F.
- Sow thinly in rows 12 inches apart and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.
- Folow the spacing recommended on the seed packet for specific varieties.
- Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
- Seedlings emerge in 7-10 days.
How to Grow
- Thin to stand 8 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches tall.
- Keep lettuce plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth.
- Lettuce is shallow-rooted, so avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
- Unless there is regular rainfall, lettuce plants must be watered deeply at least once a week and more frequent during periods of drought.
- Mulch your home garden with a layer of compost or clean straw to help the soil retain moisture.
Harvest and Preserving Tips
- For the best quality, pick lettuce early rather than late as lettuce allowed to grow too long may be bitter and tough.
- Try to harvest in the morning when the leaves are crisp, sweet, and full of moisture.
- Harvest looseleaf types anytime the leaves are large enough to use.
- Harvest butterhead types when they have formed heads and the leaves are a good size.
- Cut the heads below the crown.
- On leaf types, you can just pick a few leaves at a time, if you like.
- Store for 5-7 days in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Many gardeners wrap leaves in moist paper towels.
- Lettuce is a classic ingredient in salads. It adds crispness to sandwiches and can be used as a garnish, braised, or added to soups. Many of the looseleaf cultivars are also decorative in the garden.
Days To Maturity70 daysLeaf TextureSmoothSunFull SunSpread6 inchesHeight8-10 inchesSow MethodDirect Sow/Indoor SowPlanting TimeFall, SpringSow Time2-4 weeks BLFThin8 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Lettuce, Braveheart is rated out of 5 by 4.Rated 5 out of 5 by RobC from A great fresh lettuce. This is the first year I've planted a fall garden and the first year I've planted lettuce. I've been very happy with Braveheart. It required very little care (except to keep the slugs away) and so far (as advertised) it is green throughout the head. I prefer the approach where you clip off the outer leaves as needed and leave the rest of the plant growing.Date published: 2013-10-28Rated 4 out of 5 by beejams from Love this lettuce! I planted the whole pack at once in the Spring. Only 9 germinated - which is the reason this review did not receive a 5 star rating. I have a steady flow of delicious lettuce, more than I can use. It is tender and mild. I keep waiting for it to look leggy or show signs of bolting, but nothing yet. Next year, I will be ordering the same variety.Date published: 2012-06-24Rated 1 out of 5 by aquaponics from Seed/Brands germination % in compost or cocopeat English Watercress.....3.6% - Watercress Heirloom..... 7.1% - Lettuce Burpee Bibb..... 77.5% - Lettuce Braveheart..... 0% - Lettuce Parris Island Cos Burpee .....3.1% - Lettuce Parris Island Cos Ferry Morse..... 6.25% - Lettuce Bibb Ferry Morse .....10.7% - Cilantro Ferry-Morse .....89% - Lettuce Burpee Bibb/Coco Peat .....100% - Basil/CocoPeat .....37.5%Date published: 2012-05-09Rated 5 out of 5 by mtngardengal from Beautiful and easy I tried this last year with great success and will plant it again this year. I live in the mountains of SW Colorado, and made several successive plantings along with leaf lettuces. The heads are not as large and leathery as supermarket romaines, and are less wrinkly and more tender. Can be harvested as baby Romaine, or left to form larger heads. Delicious, and did not ever bolt. A wonderful lettuce to add to your salad crops.Date published: 2011-01-11