Merlot Lettuce

Certified Organic Seed

Lactuca sativa

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!)

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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
Planting Depth ¼"
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.

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