Merlot Lettuce Seed Pack
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.
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.