Lettuce, Wild

$6.99

50 Seeds Per Pack
Organically Grown

45 in stock

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Wild Lettuce, Lactuca Virosa, Seed Packs,50 Seeds per pack, GMO Free, Medicinal Seeds, Organically Grown

Young plants of giant wild lettuce are a good ingredient for heroic salads. This is the most cold hardy of all lettuces, germinates in the fall and grows very nicely through the winter in a zone 7, producing very reasonable salads midwinter, which is before the plant goes tough and bitter. Lactuca virosa is a preferred wild species from Europe–nutrient dense, good winter salad, bright purple-black seeds, much less spiny than the new world weedy types. Mature plants contain high concentrations of bitter, rubbery sap, which when milked from the plant and dried is known as lactucarium. So concentrated, the sap is mildly sedative, antitussive, and analgesic.

Origination: Native to Central and Southern Europe.

Mature plants contain high concentrations of bitter, rubbery sap, which when milked from the plant and dried is known as lactucarium. So concentrated, the sap is mildly sedative, antitussive, and analgesic.

Height: Up to 6 feet tall
Flower Color: Green
Uses: Salads
Organically Grown

Sowing Instructions
Surface sow seeds into flats of moist soil, pressing lightly and keeping moist for germination in 7-14 days keeping seeds at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in partial sun until germination transplanting to full sun location in rich moist soil spacing 2-3 feet apart. Wild lettuce is biennial so it takes two years to produce seeds. Hardy zone 6 (10C/23C)