- Quan Yin Crisphead Lettuce
Quan Yin Crisphead Lettuce
A favorite with many of our customers and friends, who love the big juicy heads, bolt-resistance, and ability to stay bitter-free in summer heat. Really good winter hardiness as well. Heads can get quite large and hold a long time. Start fall crop earlier than a butterhead or leaf lettuce--not only can the heads get bigger, but the seeds will sprout in hot weather, giving them a jump on other lettuces that require cooler soil for germination. Quan Yin is the Chinese goddess of abundance, and the name is well-bestowed. Quan Yin gives you lots of lettuce for summer salads. An OSSI Open Source variety bred by Don Tipping in the Southern Oregon mountains. Our seed was grown by Brookside Farm. 300 seeds
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