Merlot has the darkest red of all red lettuce leaves; it makes a statement wherever it is used. Owing to the intensity of the leaf color, it is also the highest in antioxidant anthocyanins. The leaves are upright, waxy and spotless with wavy edges. They may be harvested at any stage. Resistant to downy mildew races 1-16. 30 days baby, 58 days full size. Approximately 24,000 seeds/oz.
1 gram per packet, average 800 seeds.
One packet will sow a 65' row of full size plants. Transplant seedlings or direct sow 2-3 seeds every 8-12". Thin to 1 plant.
For baby lettuce leaf production sow 60 seeds/foot in a 2-3" wide band. One packet will sow 4'.