Speckled Lettuce

SKU: 0039A
$3.95 to $13.91

Item Details

Family heirloom sent to Seed Savers Exchange in 1983 by SSE member Mark Reusser. His father obtained it from Urias Martin, whose Mennonite ancestors likely brought it in the early 1800s from Pennsylvania to Ontario. Juicy thick leaves are green tinged with red. Mild flavor.

  • 40-55 days
  • ±27,000 seeds/oz
  • Organic
  • Green leaves tinged with red
  • Mild flavor

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating

This lettuce can be used in salads or as an addition to sandwiches and burgers. Mix it with other varieties to create a salad mix of different textures, colors, and flavors.

Salads that have a lettuce base are often combined with grated cheese, fresh or dried fruit, nuts, and rich and crispy meats like bacon or pork belly.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade.

  • Direct Seed: 1" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1/4"
  • Germination: 7-14 Days
  • Thin: 6-8" Apart

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Beautiful and tasty


My favorite lettuce now. Tender and sweet. Because of its low growth habit, survived until about 18F last fall. It's a real show-stopper on the plate. Not quick to bolt.