Lettuce, Sangria (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Red Butterhead. 55 days.
A really great, medium-sized red butterhead variety. Once popular with market growers but disappeared after the PVP expired. Smooth leaves are red tipped with green interiors. Bred for resistance to lettuce mosaic virus, sclerotinia and downy mildew, Sangria is also heat tolerant, resists tip-burn and holds longer in the field without bolting. Bred from Mereville des Quatre Saisons by Vilmorn and released in 1989, the PVP expired in 2009 making this variety available to the public domain. We fell in love with this variety when we were farm apprentices at Horton Road Organics, and sourced our seed from the USDA GRIN gene bank.