400 +/- seeds per pack.
Antares Oakleaf Lettuce 48 days. A very vigorous, large-framed lettuce with tender bronze-red frilled leaves. Bred by Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed in Oregon by crossing “Salad Bowl” with “Rouge d’hiver”. Outstanding early spring variety!
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!
Cardinale Lettuce Lactuca sativa 48 days A summer crisp (Batavian) type, noted for its ability to remain crisp, tender and juicy even in the heat of summer. Gorgeous wine-red leaves on the outside, with green in the centre. Heads form open rosettes like loose-leaf lettuce when young, but develop dense, heavy heads at full maturity. Very resistant to bolting in summer heat!
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.
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.
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.
Merlot 30 days baby stage; 55 full-head size. One of the most intensely dark colored burgundy red lettuces available. Medium size heads sport crisp, frilly leaves that look stunning in a salad mix. High bolt-resistance and cold-tolerance, making it a good candidate for season extension or early season production.
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.
Really Red Deer Tongue 48 days. A unique & spectacular deer-tongue lettuce bred by renowned organic breeder Frank Morton. A cross between Hyper-Red and Green Deer-tongue, selected for improved disease resistance, deep burgundy leaf colour and beautifully contrasting leaf ribs. An excellent spring lettuce.
Rouge d’hiver Romaine 65 days. An outstanding red-leafed romaine lettuce that produces large, upright heads, dark red on the outside with lime-green inner leaves and green heart. Red gets more pronounced after a touch of frost. A true heirloom from France, well known and popular, dating back to at least mid 1800’s.
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.