Lettuce and Other Greens

All seeds are organically grown, and certified organic unless indicated otherwise.

Lettuce

Mixes

Deluxe Mesclun Mix EE-701 . [Certified Organic] 28 days. Delicious mix of brassicas & some lettuce. Let arugula, cress, kale, mustard & more tickle your taste buds!


Spicy Mesclun  – [Certified Organic] 28 days additional spicier greens, such as hotter mustard & cress added to this mix.


Hardy Spring Lettuce Mix –  [Certified Organic] Cold hardy cutting mix. Ideal for spring & fall planting. Eye catching, tasty& nutritious.


Summer Lettuce Mix –  [Certified Organic] Heat-tolerant mix of tasty varieties to enjoy all summer long.


North Pole & Hyper Red Rumpled Wave . EE-716 – [Certified Organic] 50 days. Red ruffled loose leaf lettuce & a sweet lime green loose butterhead are together for a scrumptious eye-catching salad mix. Extremely cold-hardy, but succumbs to the heat.


Leaf/Loose Head

Antares Leaf Lettuce  EE-712 [Certified Organic] 48 days. Showstopper! Shimmery pink and bronze oakleaf grows vigorously to magnificent size. Extra frilly finely cut frilly bright leaves are colourful and tender, never bitter even in early July.


Black Seeded Simpson  – 28 baby, 45 days head. [Certified Organic] Heirloom leaf lettuce, quickly maturing into frilly, green loose heads. Tolerates heat & sun, making it a good choice for summer-long planting. Note: this seed is organic, but not certified.


Hyper Red Rumpled Waved – EE-716 [Certified Organic] – 50 days. Beautiful deep red ruffled loose head lettuce with good flavour & texture.  Good cold tolerance, holding into July before succumbing to heat.


Ruby  – 45 days. Bright ruby red leaves with red-green mid ribs. Great leaf variety for baby salad producers. For spring & fall. Note: this seed is organic, but not certified.


Tango EE-708 –  [Certified Organic] 45 days. A frilly green standard in salad and mesclun mixes, adding loft and interesting texture. Could be called the endive of lettuces for its deeply cut pointed leaves.  Great for market, overwintering + cool weather.  Slow to bolt under short day & cool weather conditions. Bolts in summer, but great for seed.


Salad Bowl

Navara  – [Certified Organic] 50 days. German red salad bowl. Beautiful wavy shiny red heads with green interior & exceptional eating quality that is heat tolerant & resists going bitter. Good in field or greenhouse. Mildew resistant. 

Butterhead

Divina – [Certified Organic] 60 – 70 days. A big framed beautiful French butterhead, emerald green, crisp & mild. Pick slightly savoyed loose outer leaves before head is tightly folded with a well-blanched heart. All season lettuce, very slow to bolt, resistant to tip-burn in hot weather. Good downy mildew resistance.


Kweik EE-705 – [Certified Organic] 50 days. Easy & fast growing beautiful lime green heads suited to cool seasons & unheated GH. Holds well.


Winter Marvel  EE-710 [Certified Organic] 52 days. This old European variety is our farm favourite! Large fancy light green butterhead recommended for fall production and overwintering. Grows rapidly, but bolts easily in heat…so we let it go to seed, save the seed, plus it self seeds each year for early lettuce in the greenhouse and outside. A real gem!


Buttercross

Winter Density – [Certified Organic] 28 days baby, 60 days. French heirloom from 19th C. Don’t let the name fool you, this is an all-season lettuce…heat & frost resistant but won’t germinate if sown in the heat, so start in trays. Thick tender dark green leaves make superb eating. Not sure if it is a bibb or a romaine? Starts out looking like a bibb then wrapper leaves form folding tightly, forming a head like a romaine when mature. Combines the substance of a romaine with the tender succulence of bibb.

Romaine

Mayan Jaguar  EE-706 – [Certified Organic] 51 days. Fierce colors & snarly crunch. This (Frank Morton) beauty has mottled maroon spots on green ruffled leaves, not one the same as another. Great flavour, sweet juicy veins, blushed pink hearts and that great romaine crunch. Cold hardy, so great for spring salad or mesclun, not good in heat.


Parris Island -70 days.  Super uniform, upright green leaves, tender crisp & scrumptious. Good for baby leaf. Medium resistance to bolting. For spring & fall. Note: this seed is organic, but not certified.

Mini Romaine

Island Gems EE-704  – [Certified Organic] Frank Morton’s little gems. Gorgeous miniatures of every shape & colour.  Select and grow out your new favourite varieties.


Trunchas  EE-709 – [Certified Organic] 50 days. True mini red romaine with deep cherry red outer leaves with contrasting green hearts. Upright cylindrical shape, easy to grow & harvest. Slow to bolt in all seasons. 


Greens

Cress

Belle Isle – [Certified Organic] 50 days. (Barbarea verna) Spicy upland cress, like watercress. Cool weather crop for early spring/late fall crop with upright habit. Best in dark of winter. Very dark green, deeply lobed glossy leaves. Very nutritious – high Vitamin C, calcium, iron & high Vitamin A. Prevented scurvy in Colonial times. Named for an island on which shipwrecked 17th C Portuguese sailors survived the winter thanks to the cress.


Wrinkled Crinkled Cress . EE302 . [Certified Organic] – 21 days. Broad leaves are extremely ruffled and wrinkled along the margins and savoyed in the middle. A fluffy spicy addition to your salad mix. Bolt resistant.


Arugula

Astro Arugula  EE-308 – [Certified Organic]. 21 days baby, 40 full. Germinates quickly & tolerates cold & hot temps. Long green leaves are a mix of smooth-edged and lobed with mild to mildly spicy heat. Grows equally well during cool and hot seasons. Cut & come again.


Ice-Bred Arugula  EE-309 [Certified Organic]44 days. Selected for cold hardiness and vigour. Mid-ribs and whole leaves develop a lovely purple hue in winter freezes. Recovers in spring even if plant goes dormant under very cold conditions. Seedlings can stand drought, compete against weeds and don’t require high soil fertility. This is arugula with more bite, vigorous with complex full flavors.


Chrysanthemum (Edible)  [Certified Organic] ‘Shungiku’Garland Serrated – 40 days. Cold crop. Grown for its aromatic greens with an unusual taste. The 5” flowers (buttercup yellow, edged in white with serrated tips) are large for edible flower market. Also makes a great yellow dye. The Japanese use it in hearty one-pot winter stews known as oden. Also good in salads, soups & stir-fries. Plant thickly in early spring (or summer for fall crop) & harvest freen leaves when stems are 4-8” tall, before buds appear. 

Mizuna

Purple Mizuna –  [Certified Organic] Green oak-shaped leaves with purple veins and trim, holds its flavour into late summer – mild flavour,


Red Frills Mizuna . EE-304 [Certified Organic] Gorgeous purply-red mizuna with deeply notched serrated leaves, perfect for baby salads. Medium hot & spicy mustard flavour.


Mustard

Chinese Thick-Stem – [Certified Organic] 47 days mesclun, 62 full. Brassica juncea. The “best balance between sweet succulence and moderate pungency” with enlarged mid-ribs for a heavier harvest. Terrific for mesclun and an excellent cut-and-come-again performer with fast regrowth. Needs good soil fertility & moisture. Excellent freeze tolerance & can over-winter.            


Purple Rapa Gene Pool – [Certified Organic]45 days.  Frank Morton gene pool creating huge vigour with nice tall frilly mild to medium-hot serrated green leaves with purple veins & shading. Lots of variation & best colour in the cold. Can plant in April & still going in early July, gaining heat with weather’s heat. 


Red Eden – [Certified Organic] 45 days.Hot dark purple mustard with frilly edges.  A real beauty.


Red Giant Mustard . EE-307 [Certified Organic] – 21 days baby, 45 full. Popular red mustard from Japan with a mild- spicy flavour. Large purple-tinted savoyed leaves for baby mesclun mix or large leaf on 18″ decorative plants. Color intensifies in cooler temperatures, as spiciness wanes.


Bok Choy

Prize Choy Pac Choy  EE-310 – [Certified Organic]50 days. Classy pac choy with celery-like white stems & vase shaped, 15-18” tall heads, like 2 veg in one with succulent stems & tender greens. Vigorous, slow to bolt. Good for kimchi & stir-fries. 

Kale

Colourful Kale Mix – [Certified Organic] Selection of our favourite frilly & flat kale varieties. All hardy, tasty & delicious


Beedy’s Camden . EE-401 – [Certified Organic] 60 days. Abundant wavy blue-green leaves are full to the bottom. More tender than Russian types & lasts well into fall. Juicy & sweet in spring, last to bolt.Most plants overwinter to re-sprout leaves in the spring & produce seed. A perennial in our greenhouse!


Blue Curled Scotch  – [Certified Organic] 50 days. (also called Canada Dwarf Curled, Labrador Kale). Mentioned in many documents from the 19th C. Old heirloom variety has curled blue green frilly leaves on compact 12-15” plant. Very productive leaf growth & cold hardy.


Frilly EE404 – [Certified Organic] 60 days. Beautiful blue & burgundy finely serrated leaves reminiscent of lace. Delicate flavour & colourful addition to mesclun mixes. Produces until freezing temps, then overwinters to produce in spring in greenhouse.


Red Ursa – [Certified Organic] 60 days. Award winner from Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seeds, combines the broadleaf frills of Siberian with the colour of Red Russian. Great raw in salads, especially the young mature leaves of full-grown plants. Bolting purple stems of overwintered plants are a sweet, colourful salad item. Also perfect for light cooking or stir fry.  Hardy, produces under the snow.


Tough Mother EE405 – [Certified Organic] 65 days. Extremely cold hardy. The greens are soft & sweet with a little spice. Diverse gene pool, many similar to Red Russian, but frilly and colourful. Save seed from your favourite plants.

Spinach

Bloomsdale Dark Green  – 50 days. Heirloom from early 19th C. Heavy yields of dark green blistered leaves. Plant spring or fall. Can over-winter with minimum of cover. Note: While this seed is organically produced, it has not been certified this year.


Giant Winter – [Certified Organic] 54 days.  Special strain of spinach for early spring & fall production, especially bred for overwintering. Good tolerance to mildew. Large, glossy, sword shaped leaves. 

Collards

Groninger Blue  – [Certified Organic] 50 days. Heirloom ‘Old Blue Leaf Cabbage’ from Holland. It has been cooked like kale or collards for centuries. Gorgeous, wide soft green leaves with stand-out purple mid-ribs. When braised tastes like sweet spinach. Use as baby green, micro green or bunched. Frost hardy, great for over wintering in the greenhouse.