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Lettuce Pigale Pills
NEW TO KINGS
Pigale Pills produces a stunning and attractive lettuce which is early to mature. It is a small, yet compact little gem which are red in colour with a crisp sweetheart centre. This variety has good resistance to bolting, tipburn and mildew. Pigale Pills has a very sweet taste so is ideal for a delicious home grown salad.
Product Part Number: 12668
When to sow
When to Sow Pigale Pills Lettuce Seeds
March to June
Where to Sow
Sowings can be made under glass, sow seeds into pots or trays of seed sowing compost at a temperature of 15-20C and lightly cover seeds with sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Alternatively sow seeds from April thinly along rows 1.5cm (1/2in) deep and 30cm (12in) apart direct in the vegetable plot.
What to do next
Sowings made under glass can be pricked out into individual pots or module trays and grown on until ready to harden off and plant out into the vegetable plot 30cm (12in) apart between the plants and the rows. Seedlings sown direct outside can be thinned once large enough to handle to 30cm (12in) apart. Thinning's can also be transplanted into other rows, watered in well during hot dry spells.
10-12 weeks from sowing
Although the variety forms a loose heart and can be used as a traditional lettuce it is possible to pull leaves a few at a time.
A good source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and vitamin C as well as vitamin K.