Frank’s Unsung Crispy Mix

Crop: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Frank Morton Wild Garden Seed

OSSI Pledge Date: 11/18/2015

Release Date: 11/18/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


This is another take on the ‘Morton’s Secret Mix’ concept—an early release of unnamed breeding material related to upcoming varieties. The ‘Unsung Crispy’ include variations on ‘Red Ball Jets,’ a tight crisp coppertone minihead underlain with red splashes, a dense bright green toothy-edged and wavy-margined crisphead, and a bigger than average Merlox green heading type. All of these have disease resistance derived from ‘Merlot,’ combined with the fancy-leaf crisphead qualities of ‘Reine d’ Glaces,’ and tastes from various romaines. A lot of crunchy critters in this one. Farm Original Variety!

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners