Rouge d'Hiver Rouge d'Hiver (Red of Winter) displays striking red-brown, flat, smooth leaves with green veins that form a distinctive, loose Romaine head that has good cold tolerance. Rouge d'Hiver lettuce seeds are a very old HEIRLOOM variety, it is listed listed in Vilmorin's The Vegetable Garden (1885) as a hardy, productive plant that is slow to bolt. Rouge d'Hiver lettuce seeds are a favourite for market gardeners and home gardeners alike. Superb flavour and unusual ability to stand up to whatever the weather throws its way. Trust Rouge d'Hiver lettuce seeds for your organic vegetable garden this year. Matures in 60 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Super Gourmet Salad Blend Super Gourmet Salad Blend combines five very popular lettuce varieties in equal quantities. Even as seedlings, their appearance is quite different and they can be easily thinned to your chosen proportions in the row. Sow small amounts at two to three week intervals for a continuous harvest. This blend is pretty enough for the flower garden. The blend includes Simpson Elite, Salad Bowl, Darkness, Rouge d'Hiver, and Grand Rapids - so you get a nice range of colours and leaf shapes for instant mixed salads all summer long. This is a great blend for growing as micro-greens or baby salad greens in theGrowlight Garden. Matures in 60-80 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Romaine - Large solid heads, crisp crunchy texture and excellent flavour. Grows well in adverse weather conditions.
Salad Bowl Red and Green - Very easy to grow as ‘baby leaves’ or as ‘loose leaf’ lettuces with attractive red tinged or green oak leaf-shaped leaves. Good bolt resistance. Prefers rich, well-drained soil.
Grand Rapids TBR Looseleaf lettuce seeds produce a large, upright rosette of thick, juicy, light-green, frilly leaves and a blanched centre. This tipburn resistant (TBR) variety has good flavour. The variety features very rapid growth in spring and fall, and grows better than any other variety under cool, damp, low-light conditions. Try Grand Rapids TBR in cold frames or beneath a cloche greenhouse for salad production all winter. In the spring and summer, sow short rows often so the crop can be harvested over a long period, and so that you are not overwhelmed by a garden full of mature lettuce all at once. Matures in 65 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Buttercrunch We love the flavour and delicate texture of the leaves for lettuce wraps! Buttercrunch butterhead lettuce seeds are a Bibb type lettuce that forms a tight little rosette of soft, dark-green, upward-facing leaves surrounding a tender, pale centre. The small hearts don't become bitter in hot weather. Later plantings stand well into fall and make good growth in spring cold frames. Buttercrunch lettuce is a good candidate for growing all winter if you can provide cloche or greenhouse protection, or even a simple cold frame. Sow some extra early indoors in February for transplanting to the cold frame in March. Matures in 67 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Parris Island Flavourful pale centres are surrounded by thick green outer leaves on enormous upright plants. Parris Island Cos romaine lettuce seeds can be planted close together for a long harvest of little leaves for gourmet salads. Given space and time to grow to full size, Parris Island forms huge heads up to 30cm (12") tall, but even at this crazy size, the leaves are tender and succulent, with mild flavour. Dating back to 1952, this heirloom lettuce is named after the actual Parris Island off the coast of South Carolina. Parris Island Cos is tipburn and mosaic tolerant. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Matures in 75 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Drunken Woman Certified OrganicThe best guess is that this fabulous leaf lettuce's name refers to her frizzy headed look. The leaves are emerald green tipped in mahogany red. Drunken Woman is one of the last lettuces to bolt in summer, and she'll last in cool autumn weather, too. Gorgeous in the garden and on the plate, the leaves are crisp and flavourful. Plant short rows from early spring to late summer, and enjoy a constant supply of delicious and beautiful lettuce. Lots of people plant numerous lettuce varieties each summer. If you only want to grow one lettuce, give this one a try. Matures in 55 days.(Open-pollinated seeds).
Dillon Organic lettuce seeds areCERTIFIED ORGANIC. This small, compact iceberg has tasty, crisp, refreshing dark outer leaves, and a creamy green interior. Its iceberg-type heads are well filled and dense. It handles heat and sun well, so it’s good for late summer production. Dillon holds well in the field and has an excellent disease resistance package: High resistance to downy mildew races 16-32, and intermediate resistance to lettuce root aphid. This lettuce has such a nice, crunchy texture, and enough water content that it is genuinely refreshing in a sandwich or burger. It was a popular hit in our field trials. Matures in 45 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
How to Grow
880 seed/gram. Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3 mm (1/8″) deep in rows 45 cm (18″) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5 cm (1″) above the base – this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.