• Merlot Lettuce Seed Pack
  • Merlot Lettuce Seed Pack

Merlot Lettuce Seed Pack

Exclusively by Hudson Valley Seed Co. 
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Looking for that perfect lettuce to complement a rich autumn feast? In Merlot, you’ll find deep garnet hues with a brilliant sparkle. The rich, earthy flavor belies a distinct nose of black cherry with herbaceous undertones. 

Unlike other merlots, this one does not improve with age; harvest young.

-Sow indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning about 4 weeks before last frost. Harvest late spring and summer sowings promptly to beat bolting. Continue sowing until about 2 weeks before first fall frost. Lettuce likes steady (but not excessive) moisture and can become prematurely bitter during dry spells; keep irrigated for best-tasting leaves. Harvest at baby stage when leaves are 3" high, or at maturity. Merlot is an open lettuce, harvest mature heads when full and frilly.

-Days to germination: 3-10 days. Days to maturity: 60 days. 

-250 seeds

-Certified Organic

Artwork by Bayla Laks. Bayla evokes the beauty of the Catskills and the richness of farm life with this painting. She has a BFA in Illustration and Art History and has spent time living and working on a biodynamic farm.