Chef's Medley Mesclun Lettuce Seeds


This packet sows up to 40 feet.
4.3333333333333 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Prominent, local chef, John Platt, creates some of the best dishes in Boulder, Colorado. That's why we trusted him to choose this special medley—25% each of 'Lolla Rossa' and 'Oak Leaf' lettuces; 10% each of 'Black Seeded Simpson' and 'Summer Bibb' lettuces, arugula, mizuna, and tatsoi. A good container mix.
$2.99 1.5 grams (~950 seeds )

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa, Brassica rapa, Eruca sativa

Days to Maturity: 20–45 days

Family: Asteraceae

Native: UnUnknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annuals

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

Variety Information: LEAF LETTUCES: 'LOLLA ROSA': Deeply curled leaves with very frilly, red edges. 'OAK LEAF': Medium green, deeply lobed, oak leaf-shaped leaves with mild flavor, and slower to bolt. 'BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON': Crinkled, light green, crisp leaves with frilly edges. SUMMER BIBB LETTUCE: Soft, slightly crumpled light-green leaves in a loose head, often with a creamy yellow core. GREENS: ARUGULA (rocket salad): Medium green, deeply lobed leaves are rich and peppery with a hint of nut. MUSTARD, 'MIZUNA': Thin stems, serrated light green leaves with slightly peppery, mildly spicy flavor. BOK CHOY, 'TATSOI': Thick, dark green leaves with a milder flavor than western head cabbage.

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: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

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 Medley Mesclun Lettuce Seeds Reviews

9 reviews

This Mesclun Mix rocks!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 6, 2020
Yummy, healthy greens! Good for salads! Lots of good flavors!
Becky Ramskogler from OH

Year after year

5 out of 5 stars Sep 17, 2020
Maybe I'm getting old and set in my ways, but since discovering this mesclun mix several years ago, it's the only one I plant, spring and fall. This I extended my harvest thru August by covering it with row cover during the heat of the day.
Donna Brown from NY

Grows fast

3 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
One lettuce (I think it was the mustard) grew fast and kind of took over all the others. Probably will not do this particular mix again.
Barbara Roeder from CO

Always a keeper!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 13, 2021
This mix always grows well. Be sure to sequential seed and you will be well supplied.
Sharon from WI

Nice selection

4 out of 5 stars Jan 5, 2022
Planted these in my raised bed vegetable garden. Good yield, nice selection. Would purchase again.
Mary Jo from MI

Excellent lettuce blend

5 out of 5 stars Apr 30, 2022
Most flavorful greens!
Melissa from VA

Great blend

4 out of 5 stars Jun 16, 2022
Great tasting blend. The packet didn't have enough tatsoi seeds though.
Chris from TX
Owner Response: Hi Chris, Thank you for the feedback! I will pass it along. I'm glad that you enjoyed the lettuce blend.

good blend

3 out of 5 stars Jun 24, 2022
We had decent success with this blend last fall. The Black Seeded Simpson, Summer Bibb and Mizuna Mustard died after the first frost. Lolla Rosa and Oakleaf made it all the way to spring. We didn't receive many tatsoi seeds in this packet.
Chris from TX

Delicious and Easy to Grow

5 out of 5 stars Sep 28, 2022
I highly recommend this mix. These breeds are very tasty and and the seeds grow tons of beautiful healthy lettuce! The mizuna is my favorite, but the blend of different lettuces is very nice. I would highly recommend growing this lettuce in Recipe 420 potting soil and covering it with white cloth to protect it from the sun. I used white linen which has let in just the right amount of sunlight for my plants to grow huge and to keep out butterflies.
Olivia from CA

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