PFP Farm Store
SEEDS - Lettuce, Magenta
Magenta Lettuce SEEDS: Lactuca sativa
Description: Shiny, slightly puckered, red-tinged leaves form a whorled, conical head with a crispy, green heart. Ideal for spring and summer plantings.
For eating, start indoors in March and transplant outside 6 weeks later, or direct seed outdoors as soon as the ground is workable. Lettuce needs light to germinate and will not germinate at temperatures above 70 ° F. Plant 1’ apart for head lettuce or closer for leaf lettuce. Harvest when the head is fully formed.
For seed saving, start as above. Plant 1’ apart in rows 1’ apart. To save seed, a minimum population of 25 plants is suggested, and they should be planted at least 50’ from other lettuce varieties. Allow lettuce to bolt, and harvest seed 2-3 weeks after flowering.
We are offering these PFP-grown seeds on a sliding scale to make the pricing fair and accessible to all, particularly low income and BIPOC community members who are affected by food apartheid in our city. Please select the highest price you can afford considering your income and assets and limit your purchase to just what you need.
This fair pricing system allows access to seeds and fresh food to low-income, elderly, disabled, people of color, and neighbors from other marginalized and oppressed groups, recognizing that they have historically been under-resourced and under-represented in access to land and healthy food. By choosing a higher amount you will support our food justice mission, help us remove economic barriers for neighbors, and provide seed education and access.
PFP Seeds are grown as part of our youth programs to teach about and support food sovereignty in Poughkeepsie - increasing community food production and food access. We grow heirloom seeds that can be saved by home gardeners for future seasons so people can grow and share the resources they need to continue feeding themselves and the community.
- Regular price $5.00