Lettuce, Red Vogue (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Red Butterhead. 48 days.
This showy lettuce is like having Madonna in your garden. An early red butterhead with great color and size. A former favorite of commercial growers and thanks to USDA GRIN, it was saved from extinction. We chose it in our trials because it’s just plain great for farmers and gardeners looking for a quick reliable red butterhead. Red Vogue was released by Sakata Seed in the early 1990s as a “patented variety” through the PVP system but now the PVP has expired. These days companies prefer to use utility patents which are much more monopolistic, even restricting research and plant breeding.