Lettuce Saxo. A tasty and crisp salad-bowl type lettuce with appetising glossy deep red crinkled leaves, Lettuce ‘Saxo’ adds a refreshing bite to a sandwich and brings a depth of colour to mixed summer salads. Easy to grow, simply direct sow this variety outside at intervals through spring in borders, troughs of window boxes for a tasty, fresh and nutritious harvest which continues through to late autumn. A reliable variety which shows an excellent level of resistance to downy mildew and lettuce leaf aphid, providing a good, healthy crop to pick when needed through summer.
Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 20cm (8”).
March – July
June – October
How to sow
Direct sow lettuce seeds outdoors from March to August into well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2″) in drills 30cm (12″) apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 30cm (12″) apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Make regular sowings for a constant supply.
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