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.

Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.


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SKU: LETT-SANGRI Categories: , Tags: ,
Geographical Origin

Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil year-round. Transplant into the garden at 1′ spacing 3-4 weeks after sprouting. Alternatively, direct sow March through September. In our area, lettuce can go through winter if protected. Succession sow for continual harvest.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds when flowers are downy like dandelions. Cut seed heads and place upside down in a bag to dry for a few days. Knock seed heads against side of bucket or tote, rub downy fluff off seeds. Winnow and screen to clean.

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