'ROSAINE'

Baby Bib/Butter

Dark red little gem-type for mini heads.   A true bib with exceptional bolt tolerance.  Uniform, dense heads are layered with crisp, semi-savory leaves.

Size: under 6" tall

'ROUXAI '

Full Head Oakleaf

Striking red leaves with bright green interior for stunning contrast.  Lobed leaves are an attractive deep cherry red with great flavor and leaf texture.  Very uniform plants.  For spring, summer, and fall harvest.

Size: 10- 15" tall

Photography courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds

Photography courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds

'THURINUS'

Baby Bib/Butter

Attractive dark red romaine with great  contrasting red and green leaves, at the base of the leaf for full size.   Uniform plants are well-suited for spring, summer, and fall.

Size: 12-18" tall

Photography courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds

'CEGOLAINE'

Baby Bib/Butter

Bronze red, little gem-type for spring, summer, and fall.  Exceptionally slow-bolting true bib with semi-savory leaf and very uniform, dense heads.   Visually stunning paired with rosaine- nearly identical except for color.

Size: 6-12" tall

Photography courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds

You can grow lots of lettuce in a small space, even a container. Mix it with other taller plants, such as tomatoes in the spring, or grow a mix of different varieties for a living salad bowl. Give lettuce fertile, well-drained, moist soil with plenty of rich organic matter and a pH between 6.0 and 7.0.

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'FUSION'

Batavian Super Crisp

Bright green.  Slow bolting and upright with great flavor.  Romaine x green-leaf cross.  Wavy leaves, like a green leaf, with the upright habit and flavor or romaine.  Dark green, heavy heads with a high leaf count that remain fully open through maturity.

Size: 6-12" tall

Photography courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds

'TRUCHAS'

Baby Romaine

Compact, filled-out mini 6-8" heads that are dark red even in the north.   Plants fill out nicely.  Market as a 3-pack with a green, bronze red variety.

Size: 6-12" tall

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'TENDITA'

Romaine

Crunchy, snackable, stackable mini.  The juiciness and crunch of an iceberg, with romaine sweetness, head shape and hearts.  Petite frame for easy pairing with other minis.  Leaves have a beautiful 'spoon" shape for small leaf wraps and hor d'oeuves.  Very high count of crunchy leaves that withstand handling very well.  Forms nice hearts at full maturity.  Extremely slow bolting.

Size: 6-12" tall

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'RUBYGO'

Cutleaf

Slot bolting, flavorful, one cut leaf.  Each leaf shows beautiful color contract between red, green and yellow making it a great addition to salad mix.  A true mini that holds its compact frame even after it matures.  Ideal for sandwiches, as leaves are thick with a crunchy texture and excellent flavor.  Great for salad mix and whole-head salads.

Size: 6-12" tall

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'VERIGO'

Cutleaf

Exceptional flavorful one-cut with high leaf count.  Produces compact, heavy heads with high count of uniform leaves at maturity.  Leaves have an attractive edging and are perfect shape, size and texture for sandwiches, with excellent crunch and weight.  The leaf shape and texture is reminiscent of the french heirloom lettuce reine des glaces.  Suitable for salad mix and whole head sales.  An excellent match for rubygo.

Size: 6-12" tall

Photography courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds

'MAGENTA'

Red Summer Crisp

good flavor.  Shiny, slightly puckered, red-tinged leaves for a whorled, conical head with a crispy green heart.  Ideal for spring and summer plantings.

Size: 6-12" tall

Photography courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds

'MUIR'

Batavian Super Crisp

Heat tolerant.  Slowest to bolt in summer trials. Light green, extra-wavy leaves form dense heads at a small size and can be harvested as a mini or left to build up into large heavy full heads.  The leaves are crisp and have excellent flavor.  USDA certified organic.

Size: 6-12" tall

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'BRIGHT LIGHTS'

Swiss Chard

The gold standard for multicolored Swiss chard.

Nicely savoyed green or bronze leaves with stems of gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white with bright and pastel variations. Consistent growth rate and strong bolt resistance across all colors makes this a superior mix. Direct seed or transplant to allow separating out the individual colors. Suitable for production year round, but somewhat less frost hardy than normal for chard.

 

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'FORDHOOK GIANT'

Swiss Chard

Chard, with thick, darkgreen, tender leaves and enticing, slightly bitter, earthy flavor. Can be used in dishes calling for spinach; sautéed with a bit of butter and sprinkling of lemon juice is a feast in itself. Heirloom produces dependably heavy yields from late spring till winter even in hot weather. Thrives in full sun.

 

Photography courtesy of Burpee Seeds

Swiss chard is a member of the beet family and both its stems and leaves can be eaten cooked or raw. Chard may also go by the names leaf beet, seakale beet, silver beet, and spinach beet. Best known for its bright and colorful stems, Swiss chart comes in a rainbow of hues—pink, yellow, orange, red, and white.

Typically grown as a cool-season crop because it grows quickly and easily during the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, chard is tolerant of hotter temperatures, too. Its growth will slow down in summer, but chard’s higher heat tolerance makes it a great salad green to grow when it gets too hot out for the others.

Chard is a superfood, high in vitamins A, C, and K. It doesn’t have that bitter taste that a lot of other greens have, and it makes a good substitute for spinach or kale, if you’re not a fan of those superfoods.

On top of all its virtues as a garden vegetable, chard is a lovely edible ornamental plant to mix with landscaping! Its rainbow of colors are beautiful! Why, you could even use chard in a vase or bouquet, mixed with flowers or on its own. Why should flowers have all the fun?

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'Rhurbarb'

Swiss Chard

HEIRLOOM. Crimson stalks with glossy green, crinkled leaves.

Full Description

Sensational chard with glossy green, crinkled leaves atop crimson stalks. Loaded with nutty, meaty flavor and supernutritious, chard rewards the simplest preparation: simply steamed with butter and a squeeze of lemon. Harvest the easy to grow plants from late spring till winter. A standout variety for performance, flavor, and wide adaptability. Grows best in full sun.

 

Photography courtesy of Burpee Seeds

BACK TO EDIBLES

'SIMPSON ELITE'

Ruffle Leaf Lettuce

The plant produces excellent yields of flavorful leaf lettuce. The leaves are crumpled with curled outer leaves. Very attractive. One of the slowest bolting and earliest growing varieties on the market. Ideal for spring, early summer, and fall harvest. Drought resistant. Perfect for salads and garnishes. An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers.

Size: 5-10" tall

Photography courtesy of NE Seed

'BUTTERCRUNCH'

Butter Lettuce

This extremely popular lettuce has a luscious, buttery texture. The soft heads are creamy yellow inside and have some heat resistance. Best in cooler regions. Plant early in spring and repeat every 2 weeks into fall. Protect from heat with shade cloth. Likes fertile soil, ample water. Best when picked minutes before your meal. Space lettuce plants 8" apart

Size: 6-10" tall

Photography courtesy of Burpee Seed

'MILD MESCLUN'

Salad Mix

Mild Mesclun Blend provides a diversity of fresh greens for unique salads. The combination of flavors, textures, and colors was chosen to provide an even harvest. Our blend includes kale, red and green leaf lettuces, corn salad, as well as mizuna and tatsoi.

Size: 6-12" tall

Photography courtesy of Territorial Seed

'BABY ROMAINE'

Romaine

A flavorful romaine with very thick and meaty, emerald green leaves. The best choice for traditional Caesar salad. The tall, picture perfect plants are harvestable to 11–12 inches, and support the upright heads. Very heat tolerant, so plan to grow this one spring, summer and fall

Size: 8" tall

Photography courtesy of Territorial Seed

 

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