Tango Loose-Leaf Lettuce

40-50 days. It's classified as a Loose-Leaf Lettuce, but Tango looks a lot like an Endive; its extremely curly, deeply cut, intensely green leaves resemble an old-fashioned crinoline. A row of these diminutive mounds is perfect for potager kitchen gardens, which feature vegetables as the star performers and Lettuces as the colorful background patchwork pattern. Tango is easy to grow, has a fine taste and firm texture, and frills when young, making it ideal for baby greens. Tango's shape and color harmonize well with little red Rubens and curly Lolla Rossa. (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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