Midnight Ruffles Loose-Leaf Lettuce

45 days. This lustrous, ruffled ebony loose-leaf transforms an ordinary Lettuce patch into an opulent, sensual garden focal point beckoning curious spectators. Bred in the U.S., Midnight Ruffles is dark garnet-burgundy, almost black, with flounced, serrated edges and thick dark midribs and veins. But not only the eye is sated: it tastes great, has a crisp texture and stays fresh and sweet through hot spells. (OP.)

One packet of about 900 seeds
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#2705
$3.95
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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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