An extremely heat tolerant variety and one of the slowest to bolt. Technically a Batavian type, the light green, extra wavy leaves form dense heads at a small size and can be harvested as a mini or left to bulk up into large, heavy, full-size heads. The leaves are crisp and have excellent flavour.
Seed outdoors as soon as weather and soil conditions permit. Cover seed lightly with soil, 6 to 7 seeds per 30 cm (1 ft) of row. Average garden soil and a sunny location will produce loads of lettuce. Thin to 20 cm (8 in) apart when 5 cm (2 in) high. Successive seeding every 10 to 14 days will provide fresh lettuce all summer long. Lettuce may also be planted in the flower garden as a contrast plant.