LettuceLactuca sativa | Pkt. $3.00 | approx. 300 seeds
Salad Mixes | Leaf | Cos (Romaine) | Butterhead | Crisp Leaf / Crisp head | Summer Crisp or Batavian
Provencal Mesclun Mix30 days. This mix is based on the traditional French recipe for mesclun. It includes chervil, arugula, lettuce and endive and it designed to provide a blend of tastes, colours and textures that satisfy the senses. Harvest using the cut and come again technique and sow every 2-3 weeks to ensure a fresh supply. A treat for the eyes as well as the palate.
Baby Lettuce Mix30 days. Here is a mix of our favourite cutting lettuces. We have blended a mix of flavours, colours and textures that includes the deepest reds through bright lime greens as well as a mix of curly, frilly, oak shaped crunchy and buttery leaves. It is quite addictive.
Field Greens Mix30 days This mix combines a number of our favourite lettuces with flavourful greens such as sharp arugula, tangy mustard, spicy cress and nutty endive. Chard and kale round out the mix. Beautiful on the plate and tasty on the tongue.
Black Seeded Simpson28 day baby / 45 day full size. An old favourite and one of our earliest lettuces. Bright green leaves are tender and productive late into summer. Produces well even when it is too hot, too cold or too dry. Use for baby leaf production or allow to produce full heads. Sizes up quickly.
Fine Cut OakExtra fine frisee type leaves provide loft in salads. Rosettes are icy green blushed with pink and are great for cut and come again production. Extremely cold tolerant, providing early and late season greens. Can take temperatures as low as –7 celcius. We grow in the winter greenhouse as well as the garden.
Hyper Red Rumple WavedIntensely purple-red, deeply savoyed leaves and rumpled, puckered hearts make this lettuce a stand out. Resistant to downy mildew and sclerotinia.
MerlotCrisp, deep purple leaf lettuce with an open upright habit. Wavy leaf edges provide loft. Resistant to downy mildew races 1-16 and good freeze tolerance. One of our favourites for winter greenhouse production. Very high in antioxidants. Very slow to bolt.
New Red Fire21 days baby, 55 full size. Frilly red leaves top a bright green base on large upright heads. The crisp leaves have a sweet flavour that holds well into summer, one of the last to bolt to seed in our lettuce patch. Good at the baby leaf stage or as large loose heads. Provides loft as well as colour in the salad bowl. A grower favourite.
Oaky Red SplashBright green oak shaped leaves speckled with red flecks and an intensely sweet flavour. Upright plants can form large heads, up to 45 cm. across if grown in fertile soil. Midribs often have a pink cast to them. Heat tolerant and resistant to downy mildew, white mold and tip burn.
Red SailsSlowest to bolt of the red leaf lettuces. Retains its mild flavour with almost no bitterness. Bright green leaves overlain with burgundy are loose and rumply. Tip burn resistant. Ribs of full-size plants may be too brittle for shipping. Recently off the PVP list of proprietary seeds.
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Cos / Romaine Types
Brown GoldingToo bad about the name. People who try this wonderful lettuce rave about it but the trick is to get them to try it in the first place. Lettuce breeder Frank Morton says this is his least appreciated, best flavoured lettuce. Brown outer leaves wrap golden hearts that are crunchy and juicy. Perfect for mid-summer salads. Try it—you'll like it.
Crisp MintMint green romaine makes flavourful, juicy heads wrapped in lightly savoyed outer leaves. Inner leaves are tightly wrapped, crisp and rounded at the top. The name must come from the colour as there is no minty flavour.
OutredgeousBreeder Frank Morton describes this romaine as an outrage of red. It is the reddest lettuce we grow and it a beautiful addition to any salad. It keeps its red colour even in low light conditions. Upright plants form a loose romaine head when mature and can be cut at the baby leaf stage as well. Very good flavour as well.
Paris Island Cos28 days baby 55 full size. Fast-growing romaine type is often used for baby leaf production but will produce tall, uniform heads as well. Mature heads have bright green outer leaves clasping creamy white hearts. Excellent, sweet flavour and crispy texture. Tolerant to tipburn and resistant to Lettuce Mosaic Virus
Plato IIDark green, dense heads of romaine are the largest we grow. Flat topped heads retain their sweet flavour in the heat. Resistant to tipburn, downy mildew and Sclerotina. Great presentation at market.
SucrineSucrine means sweet and sweet it is. This crisp little romaine forms the perfect base for any salad. Bright green colour and small dense heads make it a favorite for market.
Winter DensityThis compact, short-leaf lettuce can be planted spring, summer and fall. It is extremely cold tolerant and is productive in the low light conditions of an unheated greenhouse or tunnel. The dark green outer leaves are tightly folded and enclose a light green crunchy heart. A very popular lettuce.
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Blushed Butter OakPink blushed, oak leaves wrap a tight buttery heart in this flavourful butterhead lettuce. Leaves dense, buttery and easy to remove from the head without damage. Great cold hardiness.
CarmonaBig, red , market quality butterhead lettuce that was on the verge of extinction until rescued by Wild Garden Seeds. This beauty is productive and disease resistant.
KweikBright, lime green buttery lettuce heads up quickly and is suited to unheated winter greenhouse production. Large heads are resistant to tipburn, downy mildew and Sclerotinia.
Pirat55 days full size, Heirloom butterhead with great taste and texture. Was selected from Marvel of Four Seasons for taste, disease resistance and a tight blanched heart surrounded by dark red wrapper leaves. Resistant to downy mildew, Sclerotinia, bacterial head rots and tip burn. Just what an organic gardener dreams of.
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Crisp Leaf / Crisp Head Types
CardinaleAnother grower favorite brought back from extinction when dropped by its European producer. Cardinale has deep, wine red, well proportioned leaves that add crunch and juiciness to any salad. Young plants are loose and easy to pick and when mature the leaves fold tightly to form crisp juicy hearts. Beautiful.
Reine de GlacesThe name means Queen of Ices and this heirloom has been a favourite for around two centuries. Crispy white hearts are wrapped in toothed, green outer leaves. Add crunch to baby leaf mixes or cut mature heads for a beautiful presentation at market.
Summer Crisp or Batavian