Darkest red of all lettuces
-deep purple in bright sun-and highest in anti-oxidant anthocyanins.
Shiny curly leaves have complete resistance to downy mildew races 1-16. Very frost-hardy.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
I purchased 4 merlot plants at a benefit plant sale last May. They transplanted well, were beautiful in the garden & were very tasty & a nice addition to a mixed green salad. Didnt survive into late summer with the unusual heat & drought, but I maybe could have watered it more faithfully.