Large radiant deeply lobed tri-colored leaves are deep red at the ruffled tips, fade to a shade of bronzy-maroon before becoming green toward the rosette base. Mild, buttery taste without bitterness. Extended salad quality. Provides 6 times the Vitamin A and 3 times Vitamin C as supermarket lettuce. Very heat tolerant. Bolt resistant. Attractive container variety.
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.