(Lactuca sativa) This is one of the most distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch lettuces in our seed collection. It was preserved by the late Eva Snader of Schoeneck, Pennsylvania and appears to be a local selection of the black-seeded Brown Dutch Winter (Laitue brune de Hollande) introduced into the US as a forcing lettuce during the 1860s. Extremely compact with bronze-tinged leaves, it makes an ideal winter lettuce for small gardens, and will reseed readily. Plant 6 to 7 inches apart in early September for winter salads into February. Also ideal for cold frames.