Crop: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Chuck Burr Restoration Seeds

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Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


Cosmic is the new gold standard of commercial romaine production and leaf-head protection. Cosmic’s innovative curled leaf tip now protects from leaf damage common to other romaine heads during shipping and handling. Its signature spoon shaped leaf tip also helps customers remember Cosmic and make it fly off the shelf. Upright easily harvestable by hand or mechanically. Bottom leaves easily clean off, perfect mid-size for multi-head bagging. The highest quality romaine for field-to-customer distribution. Good heat and drought tolerance. Thinner ribs and not as woody textured as most romaines. Just slightly open head allows for better air circulation, reduced pests and optimal individual leaf texture. Ideal for organic field conditions and cultivation. Bred by Chuck Burr of Restoration Seed for reliability, minimized leaf damage and a crunchy sweet flavor your customers will love the most. This is Open Source Pledged Seed (OSSI): see The protective romaine leaf tip curl gene expression of the Cosmic lettuce variety is the product of human intervention sexual reproduction plant breeding. It may not be patented or protected by any party. Cosmic is open pollinated seed that must be reproduced and distributed without restriction and may be sold to any third party. Any subsequent breeding containing this expression may also not be protected.

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