Every year this lettuce attracts more attention and comments than just about anything else we grow on the farm, and we grow a lot of unusual varieties. Hands down the reddest of red lettuces on the market, a deep burgundy from the tip of the leaf to the base of the stem. Destined to become a modern classic, this variety was brought over from Holland in the 80’s by Sheperd Ogden of Sheperd’s seeds. Medium-sized somewhat loose heads are very slow to bolt. Stunning in salad mix and as full-sized heads, Merlot will make you chuckle at what they call “redleaf” at the supermarket!
30 days baby, 60 days head. UO
Packet: 1g (~800 seeds)