Lettuce, Salade de Russie (Organic)
$3.50 – $35.00
Lactuca sativa. Speckled Crisphead. 60 days.
A large, crisphead type lettuce. Olive green with a nice bronze blush and covered in beautiful red speckles. In passing, it could be mistaken for a Castelfranco chicory but with close inspection it is all lettuce. Sweet crunchy flavor even in the heat of summer. Slow to bolt. Seems to be fairly cold tolerant as well. A really good lettuce with a funny name suggesting it is originally from Russia. We have tracked some of its journey from Terre Semences, also known as Association Kokopelli, in France, to author William Woys Weaver, to the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook.