Certified Organic Seed
Deep purple-red leaves with delightful earthy flavor.
Looking for that perfect lettuce to complement a rich autumn feast? In Merlot, you’ll find deep garnet hues with a brilliant sparkle. The rich, earthy flavor belies a distinct nose of black cherry with herbaceous undertones. Fresh and full-bodied and cloaked in a subtle, ruffled velvet robe, Merlot’s mouth feel delights. It is well structured, supple, and smooth. A deep purple beauty, this recent vintage is sure to please the whole table. (Note: unlike other merlots, this one does not improve with age; harvest young!)
|Art Pack (250 seeds)||$3.95||In Stock|
|250 Seeds||$3.50||Out of Stock|
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.
|Days to Germination||3-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||60 days|
|Spacing in Row||4-12"|
|Spacing Between Rows||12"|
|Height at Maturity||10"|
|Width at Maturity||10"|
|Sun Preference||Full to Little Sun|
Artwork by Bayla Laks. Bayla evokes the beauty of the Catskills and the richness of farm life with this painting. She has a BFA in Illustration and Art History and has spent time living and working on a biodynamic farm.