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Lettuce, 'La Brillante'

(Lactuca sativa) Eric, having joined us from the Willy Wonka factory of lettuce breeding that is Wild Garden Seed, has upped our lettuce game here at Uprising with his enthusiasm for the crop. Digging through the listings of the national GRIN germplasm database, he found several commercially bred castoffs, that never saw the light of day or were inexplicably dropped from the seed trade. Brillliante is one such variety, somewhat famous for being the source of the gene that confers resistance to verticilium wilt, now widely found in all modern lettuces which display that trait. While we love deep reds in lettuce, we appreciate a good green just as much. Bright chartreuse green heads grow quite large and remind us quite a bit of an all green version of one of our very favorite lettuces, Grandpa Admires. If left in the field long enough the hearts form a loose head of deliciously folded and crunchy leaves. Why it never made the big time, we’ll never know, but it’s become a keeper in our collection.
55-60 days. UO


Packet: 1g (~800 seeds)


 

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Product code: LET-LB

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
La Brillante- Pkt
$3.50
La Brillante- 1/4oz
$8.00
Orders received between now and the new year will be shipped beginning in late January. If you would like your order shipped earlier, please send an email to uprisingseeds@riseup.net at the time of the order.

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(Lactuca sativa) Eric, having joined us from the Willy Wonka factory of lettuce breeding that is Wild Garden Seed, has upped our lettuce game here at Uprising with his enthusiasm for the crop. Digging through the listings of the national GRIN germplasm database, he found several commercially bred castoffs, that never saw the light of day or were inexplicably dropped from the seed trade. Brillliante is one such variety, somewhat famous for being the source of the gene that confers resistance to verticilium wilt, now widely found in all modern lettuces which display that trait. While we love deep reds in lettuce, we appreciate a good green just as much if not more so. Bright chartreuse green heads grow quite large and remind us quite a bit of an all green version of one of our very favorite lettuces, Grandpa Admires. If left in the field long enough the hearts form a loose head of deliciously folded and crunchy leaves. Why it never made the big time, we’ll never know, but it’s become a keeper in our collection.
55-60 days. UO

Packet: 1g (~800 seeds)

 

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