Lettuce

Lettuce 'Velvet Red'
Lactuca sativa

An unusual lettuce with crisp, deep red leaves that have green undersides. While this lettuce has ornamental value, with the wavy dark red leaves, it is a great addition to the garden as it is slow to bolt in summer. This loose leafed lettuce can be used as a ‘cut and come again’ or harvested when mature. A delicate flavour from baby leaf to mature. 600 seeds.

$3.50
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Lettuce ‘Apache’
Lactuca sativa

A striking lettuce with thick deep red to purple outer leaves and a loose head. Adds a great contrast to a salad dominated by the ‘greenies’. While the outer leaves are a dark colour, the mature heart has green leaves & is crisp & sweet. A versatile lettuce that can be grown through summer (slow to bolt) & winter, where can of put on growth. Pick and come again or harvest mature head. 600 seeds.

$3.50
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Lettuce ‘Tango’
Lactuca sativa

A perfect ‘cut and come again’ lettuce with deeply lobed, curl/ frilly leaves. The green leaves are perfect in salads due to its loft/bulk and ability to hold up to heavy lashings of salad dressing! The rosettes stay tight and upright, making them easy to harvest. An oak leaf style variety. 600 seeds.

$3.50
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Lettuce ‘Reine des Glaces’
Lactuca sativa

A French heirloom whose name translates as Queen of the Ice. It is indeed a regal iceberg style lettuce with attractive lacy, dark green outer leaves. It has excellent flavour and crunch. While an iceberg style with fancy, spikey leaves it is a bit smaller and the leaves are less densely wrapped. 600 seeds.

$3.50
Heirloom
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Lettuce ‘Michelle’
Lactuca sativa

A crisp Batavian style lettuce that has thick, crunchy, red tinged leaves. This French Heirloom handles both summer and winter. ‘Michelle’ has a fine flavour that does not easily go bitter. Cooler weather brings out an attractive red tinge on the leaves, during summer the leaves stay mostly green. 600 seeds.

$3.50
Heirloom
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Celtuce / Wosun
Lactuca sativa var asparagina

Celtuce originates from southern China and is a loose leaf relative of lettuce. The plant has a unique combination of lettuce-like leaves branching from a celery-like stalk. Originally known as Asparagus or Chinese Lettuce when introduced to Europe in the 1890s. In China the thick crisp, tender stalk is used in stir fries and salads, having a mild celery taste. The leaves are used like spinach in salads or cooked. Prefers to be grown in cooler months. 400 seeds.

$3.50
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Lettuce ‘Bronze Mignonette’
Lactuca sativa

A butterhead variety that has green and bronze leaves with a creamy coloured (blanched) heart. Forms a head to 20cm with crisp, wavy leaves. This variety has been around for 100 years and grows particularly well in hot climates (both humid and dry), where it is slow to bolt. 1,000 seeds.

$3.50
Heirloom
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Fancy Lettuce Mix
Lactuca sativa

A delicious, nutritious lettuce combination offering tender and juicy salad plants. A great combination of pick and come again varieties, with a mix colour and texture. Just add crumbled feta, walnut pieces, balsamic vinegar and olive oil and toss for a great salad in minutes. Harvest leaves as needed and to promote re-growth. 500 seeds.

$3.50
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Lettuce 'Mesclun Mix'
Lactuca sativa, Eruca sativa, Brassica rapa, Cichorium intybus

LETTUCE ‘Mesclun Mix’

Lettuce mix, Tatsoi, Rocket, Chicory
A great mix of salad greens that is bound to set you mouth watering. Three types of lettuce (Flashy Trouts Back, Red Salad Bowl, Black seeded Simpson) and some spicier greens (Rocket, Chicory and Tatsoi). Simply add feta, olive oil & balsamic for a basic salad. 500 seeds.

$3.50
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Lettuce 'Little Gem'
Lactuca sativa

‘Little Gem’ is a small compact cos-butterhead style lettuce. It is a quick maturing variety with a firm, sweet heart, blanched leaves inside and crisp green leaves on the outside. A favourite for home gardeners in small spaces and containers or for intercropping between large, perennial vegetables. Great for Caesar salads. 700 seeds.

$3.50
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