(32 days baby, 60 mature) William Woys Weaver correctly predicted that this lettuce would become a classic. Always a standout in our trials, its intense burgundy color the richest we have ever seen. The Dutch company who bred it named it Galactic, but Cook’s Garden outdid them by calling it Merlot. This merlot adds as much to your baby salad mix as a good wine adds to your dinner, providing color, excitement and full-bodied flavor. Slow to grow, slow to bolt, plants never achieve much size or density, but are ideal for the baby-leaf trade. Not for mature-head production, so may be spaced more closely than other varieties. According to Mountain Dell Farms (growing at 1400' in the Catskills), can stand outside temperatures to 14° when double-covered under Covertan PRO 19. Showed good resistance to BOR in recent challenging wet Julys. Germinates poorly in warm temperatures. Also resistant to X, DM, SC and TB. Cold-hardy through at least part of the Maine winter. ①

 

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Merlot Lettuce Seeds

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