Brigitte Red Loose-leaf Lettuce

50 days. Looking for a leaf of a different color? Brigitte yields silky dark burgundy-red leaves with slightly blistered, serrated leaf edges and a clean upright growing habit. She is a real looker. Even in the young baby-leaf stage, she flaunts prominent bright red veins and, regardless of the heat, she develops a beautiful burgundy complexion. Bolt-resistant Brigitte tastes so very good, crisp and sweet whether she is harvested at the baby or full-grown stage. Annoint these sweet leaves with our addictive Maple Shallot Salad Dressing. So good. (OP.)

One packet of about 700 seeds
In stock
Item
#2735
$3.85
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A far cry from its wild, weedy ancestors, Lettuce now appears in all shapes, textures, flavors and sizes, bringing healthy crunch to modern kitchens. The varieties we offer are beautiful, reliable and usually not available in stores. To enjoy its ephemeral sweetness and texture, make sure Lettuce grows quickly: water it frequently and fertilize weekly with fish emulsion or manure tea. Direct-seed from the spring through the late summer. For baby greens, sow thickly and harvest with scissors or raise transplants, plugging seedlings into empty spaces in your garden as they become available.

Average seed life: 3 years.

To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don't forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mache, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

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