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Lettuce - Freckled Heirloom

Lettuce - Freckled Heirloom

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Splashes of brilliant crimson on the leaves make this lettuce stand out. Very heat resistant, it usually will not bolt. Whether for baby lettuce or mature lettuce, this makes a show-stopping addition to fresh salads.

Freckled heirloom lettuce, originally known by the German name of "Forellenschluss," which means "speckled like a trout's back," comes from Austria and Southern Germany in the late 18th century. Wild lettuce, however, from which modern lettuce is derived, originated in Asia Minor. The ancient historian Herodotus records its presence on the tables of 6th century Persian kings, and throughout the following centuries it became a popular crop all over Europe. Columbus brought it with him to the New World, starting its spread over the North American continent. Without a doubt, lettuce now holds a place in nearly every garden on the globe.

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