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Lettuce, Braveheart

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Extra-large romaine with solid full hearts rich green to the core.

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The extra-large heads of this hearty new romaine form solid, full hearts that are rich green to the core. Save loads of money and make no waste growing Braveheart, because every smooth green leaf, whether loose outer or tight inner, is mild and tasty. Added disease resistance ensures growing success in every garden.
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Lettuce, Braveheart
Lettuce, Braveheart, , large
Item #: 67150A
1 Pkt. (500 seeds)
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.


Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

70 days

Leaf Texture The typical height of this product at maturity.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

8-10 inches

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  • Lettuce

    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: Apr-04 - Last Date: May-16
    First Date: Mar-07 - Last Date: Apr-04
    First Date: Aug-06 - Last Date: Sep-17
    First Date: Apr-04 - Last Date: May-16

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.
  • Follow 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 frequently during periods of drought.
  • Mulch 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 Maturity
70 days
Leaf Texture
Full Sun, Part Sun
6 inches
8-10 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
8 inches
Lettuce, Braveheart is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Couldn't get to germinate We tried growing these seeds in a variety of settings. First we planted them in fine soil like what was recommended on the package but had no success. Then we tried altering nutrients, moisture, and depth but no combination would work. We tried specialized seed starter plugs and seed wool fiber with no success. We ordered over 30 varieties of burpee seeds and only about 4 have not given us outstanding results. If anyone has any additional information for us on why we had such poor success please let us know.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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: 2012-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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