Vle 4273 lettuce merlot brighter web
Days To Maturity : 30-59
Germination Days : 2-15
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : O
Seeds Per Packet : 300
Spacing : 8-9
When To Plant : Winter
When To Plant : Spring
When To Plant : Summer
When To Plant : Fall
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Merlot Looseleaf Lett... VLE-4273



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.

Ellen at Golden Rule says, "This was the most beautiful lettuce we had in our garden. Very slow to bolt."
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa


Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend season. Fertile, composted soil that is loose, not too acid, well-drained, and in good tilth with adequate nitrogen and moisture promotes fast growth for best flavor. In hot climates, use shade cloth or plant to the east of tall plants or buildings where lettuce has only morning sun. Pick outer leaves every 10 days or so, leaving a central rosette of 6-8 leaves. Or cut entire heads and plan on sowing every two weeks. GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/ C, W/Matures 6-12/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 8-9" ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow, tolerates winter cold, tolerates hot weather
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merlot lettuce
on 03/06/13 by Walkin Customer

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.