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Merlot Lettuce (150 seeds) (LT158) $3.00

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Merlot Lettuce

         
 
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55 days. (Also known as “Galactic.”) Reputed to be absolutely the darkest red lettuce in existence, which should make it tops for anthocyanin (anti-oxidant) content as well! Leaf lettuce with wavy to frilly leaf margins and very crisp, waxy leaves! Excellent bolt resistance, and good cold tolerance for a late fall to winter crop. Recommended as a cutting type for baby greens production or cut-and-come-again harvesting. We feel, along with our friend William Woys Weaver, that this variety is destined to become a classic, and it certainly deserves it!
 
Merlot Lettuce
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Megan
Location:
San Marcos, CA, United States
Date:
July 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful hardy lettuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy, beautiful, long harvest

What are the cons? none

Review:

I started these indoors in late December and all seeds sprouted within about 5 days. I transplanted them to the garden in mid January and they grew quickly and the leaves were a beautiful deep purple color with some green streaks near the stem. These were in a sunny location in the garden and held up to heat very well (we get random 90 degree days in January here in Southern CA, so many lettuce types wither or bolt in just 1 day of that heat). The leaves were a great addition to salads and hardly any pests bothered with these - I just had to pick off a snail or two but really no other troublemakers. I was able to harvest leaves from these plants from February all the way through the end of May when they finally started to bolt. There was one mystery plant that grew with this set that was not merlot, but it was also tasty, so I didn't mind (it had lighter purple leaves with more green and a completely different shape of leaf).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Andrew
Location:
Andrews, IN, United States
Date:
May 18, 2016
          5.0
 
An awesome lettuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful, crispy

What are the cons? non

Review:

This is an amazing lettuce, it did well in partial shade and high temperatures, outlasting 3 other varieties, we just keep picking lettuce until the stalk was 12" high and it went to seed. The texture is very crisp, hods well in heat. And I'm not even mentioning the beautiful color. Good success in both Maryland and Indiana.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen Pacific
Location:
Vallejo, CA, United States
Date:
February 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Stunning mixed with others
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, beautiful, robust

What are the cons? not a tender leaf

Review:

I mention that Merlot's leaf is not tender, but that is not a bad thing when it is mixed in with other lettuces to provide a variety of color, texture, and flavor. This was such a winner, tasty, handsome, and a great lettuce for picking a few leaves a day for the nightly salad. Planted where sun did not beat on it all day, it lasted well into the summer. I was so glad to see it available again this year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MV
Location:
Antwerp, Belgium
Date:
October 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Gorgeous
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, cold resistant

What are the cons? none

Review:

Very beatiful colour. I grew these very late in the year. Now they have already had some frost but they have not gone bitter and have not suffered much damage. I grew these in open air.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Moon
Location:
Buchanan, VA, United States
Date:
July 4, 2015
          5.0
 
Sweet
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet flavor

What are the cons? A little delicate

Review:

I only grow red lettuces; tried this kind from an all-red mix last year, and by itself this year. It's already a favorite, too - it's got a sweet, wonderful flavor, it resists bolting much better than any green lettuce, and it even survived through winter, up to an including a couple of snows. It's fairly productive for a curly-leaf, too. Unfortunately, it's a little too sweet, and gets some unwanted attention from caterpillars when summer rolls around, but it's nothing a little dedicated hand-cleaning won't help.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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