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Chef's Choice Mesclun Lettuce Seeds

5 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
This beautiful, texture-filled salad blend is easy to grow, and scrumptious to eat! Good container mix. Varieties include: LETTUCES: 'Tango' 10%, 'Royal Oak Leaf' 10%, 'Red Salad Bowl' 25%, 'Red Sails' 5%, 'Black Seeded Simpson' 10%, 'Grand Rapids TBR' 10%. OTHER GREENS: arugula 20%, green endive 5%, mizuna mustard 5%.
Now available in larger packet!
  • Chef's Choice Large Packet #7301 - 4.5 grams (~2,660 seeds)
    This packet sows up to 111 feet.
  • $3.99

Botanical Name: Assorted species

Days to Maturity: 21–45 days

Family: LETTUCES and ENDIVE: Asteraceae; ARUGULA and MUSTARD: Brassicaceae

Native: LETTUCE, MUSTARD, and ENDIVE: Unknown. ARUGULA: Africa and Asia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annuals

Plant Dimensions: Leaves are harvested at 4"–6" tall for mesclun.

Variety Information: LEAF LETTUCES: 'TANGO': Deep green, serrated leaves, mildly tangy. 'ROYAL OAK LEAF': Medium green, deeply lobed, oak leaf shaped leaves, mild flavor. 'RED SALAD BOWL': Deeply lobed, green and bronze/red leaves. 'RED SAILS': Dark red, crinkled leaves with frilly edges, an All-America Selections winner. 'BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON': Crinkled, light green, crisp leaves with frilly edges. 'GRAND RAPIDS TBR': Medium green, curled leaves with frilled edges. OTHER GREENS: ARUGULA (rocket salad): Soft, medium green deeply lobed leaves, rich and peppery with a hint of nut. GREEN ENDIVE: Finely-cut leaves with mild overall flavor ending in a slight tang. MIZUNA MUSTARD: Thin, serrated, light green leaves, slightly peppery, mildly spicy.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Also sow in fall for winter harvest.

When to Start Inside: Transplanting is not recommended, although mesclun can be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill or under grow lights.

Days to Emerge: 5–14 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: Broadcast about ½" apart

Thinning: Not required for baby greens

Harvesting: Harvest leaves with scissors 2" above the soil surface. Mesclun will regrow and provide 2–3 harvests, although the first harvest is usually the best. If you wish to harvest mature heads, cut off at 2" above ground level as soon as possible after head forms; new leaves will grow form the center. The earlier the harvest, the more tender the crop.

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Chef's Choice Mesclun Lettuce Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Spicy Mix Mesclun seeds

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
This lettuce mix is so tasty. My son thinks it's so flavorful that it doesn't need dressing! I let some go to seed and I have to say these plants not only make tasty leaves, they also make pretty flowers.
mandy from CA

Wonderful lettuce blend

5 out of 5 stars Jan 11, 2021
This lettuce blend grew very quickly in the ground and window boxes. It was so colorful, delicious, and long-lasting. Best lettuce I've ever grown ( 50 years gardener)
Chris Huber from CT

Wonderful Lettuce Blend

5 out of 5 stars Mar 19, 2021
I'm in central Texas and I plant this lettuce blend every year (or the current Chef's Blend offered). This year I seeded a whole large packet in January and now in March we're overflowing with lettuce. Good germination rate, no fuss, cheap for the length of row you can sow with the large packet (4.5 grams). The lettuces have mild, neutral flavors and the mizuna/green endives/arugula have mild, spicy, nutty flavors. I pick them in the morning when they're nice and crispy, and they're all still very tender at 6+ inches long. The seedlings were 1-2" tall and yet survived single digits from the terrible winter storm Texas had in mid-February after being covered with straw and a plastic tarp. I haven't tried to plant these in containers or raised beds, only in rows in the ground. Overall, I highly recommend!!
Annette from TX

Very tasty

5 out of 5 stars Apr 20, 2021
I love this mix! It has a little spice to it and very flavorful. I broadcasted these seeds in a pot and didn't even thin them out. I'm just cutting and eating. Getting a salad everyday. I just sowed another container today to make sure I have a continuous supply.
Rey from VA

Easy to Grow and Tasty

5 out of 5 stars Apr 29, 2021
Very easy to grow and I had great germination. Excellent for sowing cool weather Spring or Fall veggie gardens!
Allison from MA

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