Marvel of Four Seasons Butterhead Lettuce Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#3058
This packet sows up to 244 feet.
Availability: In Stock
Both tasty and attractive, this 1800s French heirloom also known as Merveille de Quatre Saisons has tender, sweet leaves that are green at the base, turning to a beautiful cranberry-red, and forming a crinkly rosette that almost looks like a flower! If kept moist, it won't turn bitter when heat arrives. Rosettes are 8"–12" in diameter, good for large containers.
$2.29 1 gram

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Days to Maturity: 55 days

Family: Asteraceae

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

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 8"–12" wide, 6"–8" tall

Variety Information: 'Marvel of Four Seasons' is also known by the original French name, Merveille de Quatre Saisons. Large, crinkled leaves in a loose rosette are green at the base turning to cranberry-red; tender and sweet.

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 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 16"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.

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Good germination, easy to grow, and beautiful. Lovely rosy tones mixed with green. It looks lovely next to my Red Winter romaine as they have similar colors. Soft texture, creamy taste with no bitterness. Started the seeds indoors in late Februrary in the Pacific NW. Transplated outdoors after about 2 weeks. They're still holding up in June. I've been harvesting the outer leaves for wraps, sandwiches, and salads.
Kristine Niemeyer

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