Considered a “semi-Cos” type with 8-10 inch upwardly spreading leaves covered
with red flecks and speckles, this extremely rare lettuce was first introduced into England
from Aleppo, Syria during the 1680s. It was first mentioned in the US in 1786 by
Philadelphia seedsman Peter Crouwells and was grown at Monticello by Thomas
Jefferson. Plant 10 inches apart for best shaped heads.