MERVEILLE DES QUATRE SAISONS LETTUCE (Marvel of Four Seasons) is a French heirloom described in Vilmorin's "The Vegetable Garden" in 1885. The Italian name for this lettuce is Meraviglia Quatro Stagioni. Beautiful red bibb-type rosette, crispy, excellent flavor. The dark red color develops best in cool spring or autumn weather. The buttery crinkled leaves hold dressing so nicely and they are sweet and satisfying to the palette. Butterhead type. 50-60 days. 100 seeds.
GROWING TIPS: Lettuces are my absolute favorite - I dedicate a lot of space to them in my garden because I like variety and they can be really beautiful kissed by the sun. Direct sow in early spring and late summer. The more space each lettuce has to grow the larger it becomes. If you are sowing for quick greens, don't bother to thin - just use your scissors to clips what you need for dinner as it will continue to grow. Lettuces love cool (not cold) weather and respond to well-prepared soil and regular weeding and watering. Relatively pest-free, with the exception of slugs (easily combatted with a barrier of ashes or copper wire) and furry invaders (chicken ware cloches work best there).