A great heirloom butterhead standard, red tinged and well-folded leaves form a heavy, blanched head. Tighter than ‘Marvel of Four Seasons’ and more of a brick red. This was the best butterhead in our trials for resistance to downy mildew, Sclerotinia, bacterial head rots, and tip-burn. A beauty from the Alps that still retains high status among butter lettuces for flavour and box-filling productivity.
One of the very oldest garden plants and still always the essence of summer salad. In 22 years of growing and tasting every wild or tamed salad candidate that any seed source had to offer, we still find lettuce the most pleasing and welcome raw food of midsummer. Always a good base to set off more pungent or aromatic flavours. Though “misunderestimated” for its food value, crisp-leaf head lettuce is one of the richest vegetable sources of choline (an essential brain nutrient) in the normal American diet. Get focused. Eat lettuce.
This group’s taste is distinguished by a soft texture and buttery feel in the mouth, as if the leaves are half-dressed as they come off the plant. For some, these are the highest form of lettuce. Generally, the plants form well wrapped heads at maturity, with broad midribs and well blanched hearts.
Approximately 350 Seeds per/pkg.