Latuca sativa

A tender, sweet green romaine with red speckles.


Forellenschluss, the German name for this Austrian lettuce, translates to "spotted trout." Both the fish and this romaine are beautifully colored and prefer cool living conditions, but that's about all they have in common. Next time you're fishing around for a flashy addition to your plate, try this tender, sweet, painterly romaine as a leaf lettuce.


Art Pack, 250 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

Spotted Trout Lettuce | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Heirloom Seeds

  • Days to Maturity 55
    Height at Maturity 8 to 12 inches
    Width at Maturity 6 to 10 inches


    Sow Spotted Trout Lettuce indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning about 4 weeks before last frost. Harvest late spring and summer sowings promptly to beat bolting. Continue sowing until about 2 weeks before first fall frost. Lettuce likes steady (but not excessive) moisture and can become prematurely bitter during dry spells; keep irrigated for best-tasting leaves.

  • Photo/illustration by Michael Asbill. Michael is an installation and public artist. He explores themes of reclamation and renewal. Michael lives and works in an old Catskill camp in Accord, New York.

    With extensive experience in product design, Amy enjoys designing objects as well as the prints, patterns and colors that adorn them. She loves to travel and always has a bag packed for her next adventure to the mountains, the sea or a fun city to explore and gather inspiration.


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