This old-time favorite has a mild, nutty flavor. Tender leaves are excellent in salads or cooked.
In 1885 France's Vilmorin said, "A very distinct variety, with short, roundish, smooth, half-erect, stiff leaves." The compact plants tend to be less productive than other types, but it is nicely flavored.
This variety was popular in 1880’s France. It produces flavorful, deep green leaves, and the small plants are fairly cold-hardy. In 1885 Vilmorin said, “They bear cold weather remarkably well, and they have the advantage of losing their freshness less than those of any other kind while they are being brought to market.”
Long a European favorite, this buttery deep-green lettuce is scrumptious, vitamin-rich and versatile. You can harvest this succulent lettuce from early spring and fall. Pretty, petite dark-green rosette-shaped leaves have sweet, buttery taste, velvety texture and plenty of vitamins. A flavorful, nutritious and easy side dish.
A gourmet green for quick salads. Small, low-growing rosettes of spoon-shaped leaves are easy and quick to grow in cool weather. Vit is a French variety of corn salad that is excellent for cool spring and fall pickings. Vigorous and mildew-resistant with long, glossy green leaves that give a tender, delicate nutty, minty flavor. A staple for winter salads, Vit can also be cooked like spinach. Certified Organic.
Ears avg. 7 1/2-8" long and contain 14-16 rows of exceptionally sweet and tender kernels. Pay Dirt has better emergence and vigor than Polka, which it replaced, with the added benefit of rust tolerance. Avg. 5 1/2' plants. Best a latitude 38° and higher. Avg. 2,200 seeds/lb. Packet: 150 seeds.
Valerianella locusta 50 days. Only a green with a glowing reputation could earn as many names: Vit, Corn Salad, Lamb's Lettuce, and Mache. We offer Vit for spring or fall planting, and consider it one of the most delicious and substantial salad greens around. Leaves are succulent, firm, and dark green.
Attractive, 8-8 1/2" long ears with 16 rows of kernels. Flavor holds in the field or in the refrigerator. Great for freezing. 5 1/2-6' plants. Good cool soil germination. Natural II Treatment. Avg. 2,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 150 seeds.
Ears avg. 7 1/2" long with 18-20 rows of exceptionally sweet, tender kernels. Better tasting and more tender than Xtra-Tender 275A but tip cover and package are not quite as good. Average germination vigor (recommended minimum soil temperature at planting 60°F/16°C). Avg. 3,100 seeds/lb. Packet: 150 seeds.
In Massachusetts I use to see lots of Packman broccoli pre-started plants available at local nurseries but this year do not see any. We liked this variety since it produces lots of side shoots. It may be too late for this year to grow from seeds but what pre-started varieties could I select which has the same side shoot production as Packman.