Sent to Seed Savers Exchange in 1983 by Mark Reusser. His father obtained it from Urias Martin, whose Mennonite family brought speckled lettuce to Waterloo County, Ontario in 1799 in a covered wagon from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Martin family came to America from Germany, and earlier from Holland in 1660. Looseleaf. (40-55 days) CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants require partial shade in warm climates, rich, well-drained soil and regular water. Sow directly into prepared beds 2-4 weeks before the last expected frost. Try broadcasting over a wide row and gently rake or tamp to a depth of 1/8 inch deep — barely cover!
To harvest, pinch or cut leaves just above the soil surface and allow to grow back. Continue harvesting over several months, or until plants begin to lose flavor. Once plants bolt (flower), the harvestable leaves will become bitter.