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Heirloom Lettuce

Merveille De Quatre Saisons

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Heirloom Lettuce

Merveille De Quatre Saisons

EXCLUSIVE - This centuries-old French heirloom bibb lettuce has big heads of radiant color with beautiful ruby-red leaves that surround tigh...
EXCLUSIVE - This centuries-old French heirloom bibb lettuce has big heads of radiant color with beautiful ruby-red leaves that surround tightly folded green hearts. Marveille is a visual treat that is wonderfully ornamental in the garden. This cherished favorite of many generations will please your palate with large heavy rosettes of crispy, fine-flavored leaves. We import our selected cultivar of Marveille from Europe, because it reliably produces an abundance of big, heavy heads with a particularly lovely color, form and flavor.
Seed Count: Approx. 1050 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.23 $ 2.79

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In cool early spring weather, start seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Sow 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in rows 6 to 8 inches apart and cover lightly. Tend carefully and keep evenly moist. Gradually thin seedlings out by cutting them with scissors, leaving remaining plants to stand 12 inches apart so heads have room to fully size up and mature. For a constant supply, make several sowings a few weeks apart until summer weather turns hot. Plant again in late summer for fall harvest.

 

GROWING NOTES

Lettuce thrives in cool conditions with consistent moisture. Weed, water and thin carefully for best quality heads. If birds are attracted to the young seedlings, cover them with floating row covers or netting.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Savor young thinnings in your first spring salads. Then harvest plants by cutting mature heads when they feel firm and well-filled out. Be sure to thin properly and keep evenly moist for sweet tasting, full heads. Pull and discard or compost over-mature plants if they begin to elongate (“bolt”) in hot weather as leaves turn bitter at this stage.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - May
September - April
Full sun
4 - 5 inches apart
1/4 inch deep
7 - 14 days
Approx. 58

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - May
September - April
Full sun
4 - 5 inches apart
1/4 inch deep
7 - 14 days
Approx. 58

Cold Winters

March - May

Mild Winters

September - April

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

4 - 5 inches apart
1/4 inch deep

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 58

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