Eiersalaat ("Egg lettuce")

$2.00 Seed Packet

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Eiersalaat ("Egg lettuce")

This unique leaf lettuce variety is known locally as "egg lettuce," because it was usually served in communal kitchens with bits of chopped hard-boiled egg in the dressing. When young, the leaves are almost completely yellow in color, very tender, with a slight buttery flavor and texture. Other advantages include heat resistance, slowness in bolting, and delayed development of bitterness.

Culture is identical to other lettuce varieties. (plant to thickness of seed in early spring) Seed stalks may be harvested after they begin to turn brown. Left in the garden over winter, this lettuce often self-sows in the spring.


Contact Info

Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens
306 Hwy. 220 Trail
PO Box 107
South Amana, IA 52334
P:319-622-3800
rettigs@southslope.net
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