Tango – Lettuce
Days to Full Maturity: — 33
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 250
This is a Concrete Garden favorite! Tango Leaf Lettuce has a unique texture compared to your typical lettuce, the texture is developed by the number of wrinkles within the leaves. Tango is a curled baby leaf lettuce that has a clean texture with a slightly tangy flavor that does well in salads. Its beautiful rose-shaped leaves are about 12” wide and 6-8” tall and are a true oak leaf lettuce. Tango Leaf Lettuce is packed with rich vitamin A and antioxidants which can even be enjoyed when harvested young. A great plant to start in the spring and fall.
How to grow:
Start by sowing the non-GMO seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch in soil, 12” apart then thin, in rows twelve inches apart ensuring that the lettuce has enough room to grow. You can also start indoors 4-5 weeks before the last frost or 4 weeks before frost. For best fall harvest start transplant 8-10 weeks before the first frost. Make sure to allow enough space between seeds for the lettuce to grow, as overcrowding can cause the lettuce to have a bitter taste. For succession planting sow every 2-3 weeks to ensure a continuous harvest. To harvest during the winter months you can use a cold frame. Plant in rich, moist, well-drained soil, and be sure not to cover it–this seed needs light to germinate. Firm the soil lightly. While growing, keep the soil well-watered. The outer leaves can be harvested before the inner leaves which will encourage the lettuce to keep growing and allow an extended harvest or you can harvest the entire plant between 33-35 days after planting, and before flowers appear, to ensure the lettuce doesn’t become too mature. Tango does not tolerate heat well and is not recommended during warmer months.