Merlot Lettuce is a beautiful heirloom burgundy loose-leaf type variety featuring "fizzy edges" on prominently savoyed (ruffled) leaves. Crisp, open 6" to 8" inch heads are lightly frost tolerant, mildew resistant and slow to bolt. Merlot can be harvested in baby-leaf stage or grown to full size heads. Ideal for the fresh market or restaurant production grower that is looking to add diversity their offerings with a pop of colorful texture or the home gardener who loves to make gorgeous gourmet salad mixes, Merlot is an all around showstopper! 25 days for baby-leaf / 55 days for full heads. Packet: approx. 250 seeds.