Average Seeds 150
The lettuce ‘Speckled Trout’ is an old Austrian Heritage variety of Cos lettuce. This lettuce is very cold hardy and slow to bolt so can be cropped for longer. Unlike other lettuce, it has unusual and attractive 'splashes' of red on the bright green leaves give rise to the name 'Speckled Trout', as it resembles the skin of the aforementioned fish. Easy to grow this heritage variety will create eye-catching beds and borders. Height 21-30cm (8-12"); spread 21-30cm (8-12").
Harvesting late April - October, it’s one of the sweetest Cos lettuces available, with crisp leaves which are fantastic in a Caesar salad. Adds a 'splash' of colour to salads and sandwiches. Thinnings can also be added to salads or sandwiches or replanted elsewhere in the garden.
The Speckled Trout is included in the Rob Smith Heritage Range that is dedicated to his love for gardening and allotment growing. So why not try a lettuce variety that has stood the test of time, a must-have variety for any keen gardener.
For an early crop, sow in trays or modules in a colder greenhouse from January-March. When large enough to handle, plant into the greenhouse border or pots where they are to crop. Sow March-June outside where they are to crop 30cm between rows, thin to 20-30cm between plants. Keep well watered in hot weather.
For an early crop, sow in trays or modules in a colder greenhouse from January-March. When large enough to handle, plant into greenhouse border or pots where they are to crop. Sow March-June outside where they are to crop 30cm between rows, thin to 20-30cm between plants. Thinnings can be added to salads or sandwiches or replanted elsewhere in the garden. Keep well watered in hot weather.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
We want to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
Non Standard Deliveries
Northern Ireland, Channel islands, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, HS, IV1 to IV40 plus, KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10-PH40, PH42 to PH50 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2KG standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the large order is 2k to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The carriage is £4.99 per order.
Very Large items
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