54 days. Compact plants have slightly puckered, emerald green, oak-shaped leaves with a shock of brilliant maroon speckles. Packs a crisp, tender crunch with succulent flavor. Thanks to Frank Morton for creating this variety with the beauty of Flashy Trout’s Back, the divine flavor and texture of a butterhead, and the flowing form of an oak leaf.
Care: Plant 12-16″ apart in rows 16-18″ apart in a mostly sunny area. Pick within 2-3 weeks of maturity for best flavor.
Late-season vegetables adapted to tolerate both the heat of late summer and the cool nights of fall. Harvest in late summer or fall. See our Fall & Winter Vegetable Guide for specific planting/harvest times & freeze-out temperatures.