Blushed Butter Cos Lettuce
Another winning lettuce from Frank Morton, who describes it thus: "Very popular pink-blushed blend of butterhead and cos [romaine] qualities. Leaves are dense, buttery, savoyed and folded, nicely proportioned to fit a salad plate, and easy to remove from the head without tearing or bruising. Highly rated for flavor by our customers and the Philomath High School Botany Class, which has conducted detailed trials on our lettuces every year since 1995. If teens like it, it’s sweet." Flavor and beauty in one great lettuce. Farmer/breeder Frank Morton has pledged this as an open-source OSSI variety. Photo by Karen Morton. 300 seeds
The Open Source Seed Initiative exists so that breeders who originate new varieties can protect them from exploitation and patenting by corporations. It means that the breeder has freely given up her patent rights in order to keep the variety in the public domain forever. The OSSI pledge reads: "You have the freedom to use these OSSI-pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others' use of these seeds or their derivatives, by patents or other means, and to include this pledge in any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives."