Organic Gentilina Lettuce

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25-30 days baby leaves 43-48 days full Loose Leaf Lactuca sativa

HEIRLOOM If you’re looking for bolt-resistant, buttery tender lettuce with delightfully crunchy mid-ribs to tuck on your sandwiches and toss in salads in the height of summer, you won’t be disappointed by Gentilina. Lime green and brilliantly ruffled, Gentilina is lovely as both tender baby greens and flavorful, massive heads, thriving in containers and raised beds as well as garden soil.

We’ve ‘saved’ Gentilina seed (who’s saving who?!!) for nearly a decade and we hope you do too, as well as our collective great-great-grandchildren ~


Size Price Quantity# Availability
350 Seeds $4.45 In stock
700 Seeds $7.55 In stock
1400 Seeds $14.25 In stock

1 review for Organic Gentilina Lettuce

  1. Richard Nuzzi (verified owner)

    I LOVE Gentilina Lettuce! I’ve grown a number of bolt-resistant lettuces over the years that, um, bolted. But during the heat of summer at 7200′ elevation west of Boulder, CO, with 85-90 degree temps and blasting summer sun, this lettuce neither bolted nor tip-burned. As I harvested whole lettuce heads, the others in the patch grew really large to fill the space, and STILL didn’t bolt, staying sweet and crunchy. I finally relented and harvested the last half-dozen heads, and they kept in the fridge for weeks as we ate enormous salads each day. Highly recommend this variety 🙂

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Organic Gentilina Lettuce

Planting Method: Direct Sow or Transplant

To Direct Sow: Early spring & early fall, sow 1 seed per inch. Enjoy thinnings and leave 12″ between plants. Ample water grows sweetest lettuce. Sow every 3 weeks for consistent harvest to early fall.

For Transplanting: Early spring & late summer indoors, sow 2 seeds per soil block or cell thinned to 1. Harden off before transplanting out around last frost.


Seed Depth: 1/8 inch    Days to Germination: 3 at 75°F (24°C); 8 at 60°F(15°C)

Sun Needs: Full/Part

Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 12 inches for full size plants; rows 12 inches apart.

Days to Harvest:  28 days baby; 45 full size

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