Island Gems Mix

Crop: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Frank Morton Wild Garden Seed

OSSI Pledge Date: 12/21/2015

Release Date: 12/21/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


This mix of tight small heads comes from the cross ‘Manoa’ x ‘Leopard’ initiated in 2011. This will eventually produce a dozen or more distinct cultivars (inc. a couple this year), but you can preview them all right here. These are primarily mini and midi sizes in all shades of green, as well as boldly spotted and blushed kinds with many shades of red. Savoyed short-leafed packed heads are perfect salad plate size for either whole head servings or mixed salads, with complex and contrasting coloration. Farm Original Variety!

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners