Lettuce

Cracoviensis Lettuce

Screen Shot 2017-01-10 at 9.45.54 PM.pngThis leaf lettuce is a an old Yugoslavian variety. It has savoyed leaves with a burgundy tinge. This variety is delicious and cold-weather tolerant. For the adventurous gardener, it is interesting to note that this variety may have been originally grown for its tender bolted stem.

Leaf type; 45-50 days.

$3.50/approximately 300 seeds


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Hanson Lettuce

Screen Shot 2017-01-10 at 9.47.05 PM.pngThis is a rare market heirloom that dates back to the mid 1800s, which was very popular but was phased out as long-distance shipping became the norm. This crisphead, cold-hardy lettuce produces large 10-12” heads. It is slow to bolt and tolerates moderate heat well. The flavour is sweet in the centre with a touch of bitterness to outer leaves.

Crisphead, Batavian; 70 – 80 days

$3.50/approximately 300 seeds


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Speckled Lettuce

This European Continental Heirloom variety arrived in North America in 1799. It is a butterhead-type lettuce with appealing maroon-speckled green leaves. At maturity, a loosly packed 6-7″ head will produce juicy, tasty leaves. This variety has been listed on the SlowFood USA Ark of Taste. It is slow to bolt and also does well in cooler temperatures.

Butterhead type; 40 – 55 days

$3.50/approximately 300 seeds


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