Merlot Lettuce

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Organic Merlot Lettuce Seeds

Deep, deep red looseleaf

Lactuca sativa
Pair with other greens or enjoy solo on a crisp fall day.
Deep garnet hues. Full-bodied flavor belies a distinct nose of black cherry with herbaceous undertones. Well-structured, supple, and smooth. Enjoy when young and crisp.
Product ID# LT0217 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 3 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 4 to 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 10 inches
Width at Maturity 10 inches
Detailed Product Info

Deep garnet hues with a brilliant sparkle, the full-bodied, rich, earthy flavor belies a distinct nose of black cherry with herbaceous undertones. Fresh and full bodied yet appealingly cloaked in a subtly ruffled velvet robe that gives it a delightful feel to the palate. Well structured, supple, and smooth, this Merlot wine lettuce should be enjoyed when young and crisp. (Unlike fine wines, the quality of this Merlot degrades as it ages.)

Growing Instructions

Sow indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning about 4 weeks before last frost. Harvest late spring and summer sowings promptly to beat bolting. Continue sowing until about 2 weeks before first fall frost. Lettuce likes steady (but not excessive) moisture and can become prematurely bitter during dry spells; keep irrigated for best-tasting leaves. Harvest at baby stage when leaves are 3" high, or at maturity. Merlot is an open lettuce, harvest mature heads when full and frilly.