Merveille des Quatre Saisons Lettuce

50-60 days. This exquisite Lettuce is also known as Continuity: an open-pollinated heirloom variety introduced by French seedsmen at Vilmorin in the l880s. Merveille des Quatre Saisons is a soft Butterhead type; with distinct, loosely cupped pale leaves tinged with shades of ruby, rose-pink and bronze surrounding a tender, pale yellow-green heart. It really is a Lettuce for sowing in practically all seasons and ideal for baby greens. Appealing and decorative, this rustic Butterhead is an easy-growing must for your potager garden. (OP.)

One packet of about 1,000 seeds
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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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