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  • Adaptive Lettuce Mix

    Adaptive Seeds Lettuce Mix (Organic)

    $3.80$12.80
    Lactuca sativa. 28 days baby.

    This lettuce mix contains many of our best lettuce varieties that are ideal for salad cutting, with a focus on varieties that we think are tasty and colorful. Mixing loose leaf, romaine, and oak leaf types means this mix can easily be used for cut-and-come-again salads. We recommend this mix for fall and spring sowings.


  • Adaptive Summer Lettuce Mix
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    Adaptive Seeds Summer Lettuce Mix (Organic)

    $3.80$6.80
    Lactuca sativa. 28 days baby.

    Features varieties that have performed well in our hot weather lettuce trials. Includes crisphead, romaine, oak leaf, and butterhead varieties, making this mix work well for head lettuce or cut-and-come- again salad mix production. We recommend this mix for summer sowings in the Pacific Northwest.


  • Lettuce, Angustana Celtuce

    Lettuce, Angustana Celtuce (Organic)

    $3.50$35.00
    Lactuca sativa. Green Leaf Stem.

    A variety of stem lettuce also known as celtuce or asparagus lettuce. Grows a lot like a vigorous romaine and can be used the same in salads, sandwiches, tacos, etc. That is, until the cool part happens! When mature, stem lettuces elongate and form a nice crunchy stem that most gardeners associate with bolting. With a few leaves left on the top, this stem is used as a stir fry or soup vegetable, chopped and eaten fresh like celery or sometimes pickled. When properly peeled and sliced into strips it resembles water chestnut with a nice juicy crunch. Stem lettuce is found throughout Asia and is a wonderful type of vegetable we all should try, bringing diversity to our plates. Angustana is sometimes listed as the subspecies of celtuce but we use it as the variety name in this instance. Our strain was given to us by Madeline McKeever of Brown Envelope Seeds in Ireland.


  • Ear of the Devil Lettuce

    Lettuce, Ear of the Devil (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50
    Lactuca sativa. Red Leaf. 30 days baby; 60 full.

    In French, Les Oreilles du Diable. Massive heads with deer tongue shaped leaves. Green leaves have lots of red tones and crunchy midribs. If harvested young they resemble Red Deer Tongue but with better color. Very slow to bolt, heat tolerant and always good flavor. The largest head of lettuce we have ever seen was one of these monsters. Maintained by Abundant Life Seed Foundation before the tragic fire that burned up their collection. More recently this French heirloom was stewarded in southern Oregon for many years.


  • Garnet Looseleaf Lettuce

    Lettuce, Garnet Looseleaf (Organic)

    $3.50$12.50
    Lactuca sativa. Red Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full.

    A red loose leaf type lettuce with green contrast inside the head. Does not grow oversized quickly as with some red leaf lettuces. Crunchy yet tender texture makes it better than some of the recent lettuces released by the big seed companies with their tough rubberiness. For full color development it is best grown in full sun. A commercial standard in the late 1980s, Garnet Looseleaf was bred by the Ferry-Morse Seed Company in California for year round lettuce production. Bred to be an improvement over Prizehead with a darker, more intense red color and shorter plants, it is a single plant progeny selection from the Korean variety Seoul Ruby.


  • Gentilina Lettuce

    Lettuce, Gentilina (Organic)

    $3.50$12.50
    Lactuca sativa. Green Leaf. 30 days baby; 50 full.

    Bright green, open-headed loose leaf, great for whole heads or for baby leaf cutting. The frilly, sweet flavored heads will get big in a hurry and can be cut at any size. We were looking for a great looseleaf that had good flavor, wasn’t patented and met the conditions for us to grow on the farm. Gentilina fills that bill quite well and it also surprised us with its hot weather tolerance. A popular variety of lettuce in Italy where it originates and is used for salad mix.

    Seed produced by Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon.


  • Lettuce, Hyper Red Rumple Waved

    Lettuce, Hyper Red Rumple Waved (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50
    Lactuca sativa. Red Leaf. 30 days baby; 50 full.

    Unconventional red leaf lettuce that is very red and very rumpled. Leaf texture is similar to Bloomsdale spinach, but deep dark red and lettucey. Great for salad mixes and as a head lettuce. Very hardy and the red color is partly responsible. The antioxidant anthocyanin causes the color and also fights the diseases of cold wet weather. Good resistance to Sclerotinia and downy mildew, two common lettuce diseases for seed growers in Oregon. Developed by Frank Morton, a great independent public domain plant breeder, of Wild Garden Seeds.

    Seed produced by Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon.

     

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  • Lettuce, Red Evolution (Organic)

    Lettuce, Red Evolution (Organic)

    $3.50$12.50
    Lactuca sativa. Red Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full.

    We ventured into our first attempt at lettuce breeding with this gem of an ultra red leaf. A little opportunistic to start, we discovered a few off types in one lot of Revolution lettuce. Over a few years we have stabilized this off type, now liking it more than its parent. Taller and less frilly than Revolution, Red Evolution has the same deep red color. Its dark red anthocyanin based pigment and its ancestry give it a great level of disease resistance. Shows great field resistance to downy mildew. We love it for salad mix because its color offers rich contrast to the other greens in a mix. For best flavor grow in cool weather and harvest young.

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  • Red Tinged Winter Lettuce

    Lettuce, Red-Tinged Winter (Organic)

    $3.50$35.00
    Lactuca sativa. Red Leaf. 60 days.

    Red and green loose leaf similar in shape to Red Sails, but with only a tinge of red on green. With crunchy sweet leaves, Red-Tinged Winter is almost part Batavian crisp head. Noted as a winter variety but we find it to be great almost any time of the year. Although it holds well into the summer and bolts late, it can occasionally get tip burn during the hottest months. Cold weather tolerance is where this lettuce really shines. All around great! We sourced our original seed from Turtle Tree, one of our favorite seed companies.


  • Snizhynka Snowflake Lettuce
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    Lettuce, Snowflake (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50
    Lactuca sativa. Green Leaf. 30 days baby; 50 full.

    A Ukrainian green-leaf type lettuce that has been very popular with commercial growers in Ukraine. The bright green leaves have crisp ribs and frilly leaf margins. Early to size up, Snowflake is a vigorous lettuce with good bolt resistant. Plants attain a very large size if not harvested young for salad mix and are tolerant of both cool and warm weather. Not the best for the hot extremes of summer or the coldest parts of winter, we recommend it for “nearly” year round production. Aka, Snizhynka.


  • Lettuce, Vulcan (Organic)

    Lettuce, Vulcan (Organic)

    $3.50$12.50
    Lactuca sativa. Red Leaf. 50 days.

    The unstoppable vivid Vulcan. We have grown this bright red leaf lettuce for many years on our farm and on other organic farms in Oregon. Very early to mature and tastes great for such a beautifully red lettuce. The tender durability, heat and disease tolerance, have made this our red leaf lettuce of choice. If we were going to plant a 300′ bed of lettuce this would be the one, easily beating out New Red Fire and Red Sails. Good for organic farm production as well as home gardens. Plant in succession as it has only moderate bolt resistance. Bred from a cross between a Korean red leaf and Red Fire. Introduced and patented by Sakata Seed Company in 1987. The PVP expired in 2010. Yay!


  • White Seeded Samara Lettuce

    Lettuce, White Seeded Samara (Organic)

    $3.50$35.00
    Lactuca sativa. Green Pink Leaf. 30 days baby; 50 full.

    Apple green leaf lettuce tinged with pink. A little like a butterhead but with more open heads. Flavor and texture is great. Best as a spring, fall or winter lettuce. Survives cold, wet weather exceptionally well and may even survive deep into the winter. Probably originates near Samara, a Russian city on the Volga River. Our original source was from the Heritage Seed Library in England.