Darkest red of all the red-tinted lettuces. Medium size, compact. Crisp, sweet green leaves artistically marbled with deep red shading. Very heat tolerant and slow to bolt. Does not fade in hot weather. Very decorative. Excellent for garnishes and adds beautiful color to salads.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.