An old 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. A confirmed member of the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
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.