Lettuce, Augustus (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Green Romaine. 60 days.
Relatively tall romaine with smooth leaves and dense heads. Tolerant to lettuce mosaic virus and corky root rot, and resistant to downy mildew. Legend has it the Roman Emperor Augustus was gravely ill and he was put on a diet of lettuce, which he credited with saving his life. True? Maybe we’ll never know. Another lettuce rescued from the USDA GRIN genebank, a former PVP variety that was dropped when the PVP expired (or maybe when Seminis bought Petoseed, the original developer of the variety).