Big Boston was first offered in this country by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1890. Originally from France, it was renamed Big Boston by Henderson. Large, tender head and good for salads. Light green and brown-tinged leaves.
Plant seeds directly into the garden starting 4 weeks before average last frost date or as soon as the soil can be worked. You can also start seeds indoors 2-4 weeks before transplanting. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-70 degrees. Lettuce seed does not germinate well if soil temperature is above 80 degrees. Resume planting in late summer for a fall harvest. Lettuce is cold tolerant and will tolerate light to moderate frosts. Succession plantings every at 2 weeks intervals will provide a steady supply.
Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa Days to Maturity: 40-70 Seed Depth: 1/4" Days to Sprout: 6-10 Plant Spacing: 6-12"(head) 6-8"(leaf) Row Spacing: 1-2' Light Requirements: Sunny / Partial shade Nutrient Needs: Heavy feeder Life Cycle: Annual Frost Tolerance: Semi Hardy