400 +/- seeds per pack.
Brown Dutch Winter An extremely rare & outstanding historical lettuce variety, first mentioned in 1731 and grown by Thomas Jefferson! Large-framed butterhead type with light green, bronze bordered leaves. Remarkably cold-tolerant and appropriate for season extension, while being slow to bolt in the heat of summer. One of our favourites!
Cracoviensis Looseleaf Lettuce 48 days An heirloom predating 1885, mentioned by Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885) in France. Very large, twisted rosette with heavily purple-accented, green leaves. A fast and vigorous grower. Rapid bolting but not bitter even after bolting. Cold-tolerant and suitable for early spring or fall sowings. One of our personal favourites.
Hanson A rare heirloom lettuce dating back to the mid 19th century, when it was one of the most popular market varieties. Large, lime-green heads with frilly leaves and a pale green interior. Very nice taste, sweet with a very slight touch of bitterness that makes it more flavorful. Hardy and cold tolerant. Slow bolting.
Hyper-Red Rumpled Wave 50 days Another spectacular lettuce from the ongoing breeding work of Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seed. This variety sports very intensely pigmented, burgundy-red leaves with a unique rumpled texture like savoyed spinach. Very good cold tolerance for cool autumn plantings.
Kinemontpas 60 days A light green butterhead type that sizes up quickly. Uniquely dense & buttery leaf texture makes it ideal as the foundation of an exceptional salad! Very bolt resistant – we had trouble getting it to mature for seed production. Old French heirloom remains a standard summer lettuce in France.
Larissa A widely temperature-adapted butterhead lettuce that is heat tolerant and will not bolt prematurely in summer heat. Also does very well in cold frames or greenhouses for cold, off season production. Produces large, full-bodied heads with lime green, melt in your mouth texture!
Les Oreilles du Diable 50 days An exceptional looseleaf deer tongue variety, graced with unique glossy burgundy leaves, formed in star-like rosettes. Equally tolerant to summer heat (resists bolting) as to the cold of early spring and late fall. Nutty texture and no hint of bitterness. Once maintained by Abundant Life Seed Foundation, but now rarely seen in circulation.
Merveille des Quatre Saisons 50 – 60 days Open-pollinated, French heirloom butterhead type dating to pre-1885. Loosely cupped pale leaves tinged with shades of ruby, rose-pink and bronze surround pale yellow-green heart.
Optima 55 days One of the darkest green and large-framed butterheads available. The combination of thick, buttery-soft leaves and crunchy leaf ribs makes this an outstanding base in salads. Very disease resistant in adverse conditions – cold and wet or hot and dry.
Speckled Amish Butterhead 55 days An old Amish heirloom with a most unique pigment pattern: bright red speckles on a lime-green buttery leaf. Heads are dense and buttery, with pink patterned hearts that look like variegated radicchio.
Winter Density Romaine 55 days One of the most dark green, crisp and succulent romaine-type lettuces available. Grows vigorously and matures quickly. Leaves are thick, yet crunchy and substantial. Ideally suited to spring and fall production, and excels for overwintering under minimum protection. One of our favourites.