Organic Lettuce ‘Merveille des Quatre Saisons’


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Soil Association Organic Logo          Marvel of Four Seasons – Lactuca Sativa – 0.49g – Approx 500 seeds

Merveille Des Quatre Saisons is a French heirloom butterhead variety dating back to pre 1885

It is a hardy variety which is successful in a range of climates across multiple seasons.

It has round compact heads with green and reddish leaves that offer a great flavour.

Sow these lettuce seeds undercover in late winter/early spring. Can also be direct sown in late spring/early summer or late summer/early autumn. Sow successionally for a continuous harvest.

Seed Story

Lettuce was first cultivated in Ancient Egypt where they used to extract oil from the seeds.

It was also considered to be a sacred plant of the reproduction god; Min

The Ancient Greeks learned from the Egyptians how to grow lettuce and often served it as a salad at the beginning of meals to help with digestion.