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Speckled - Lettuce Seeds (1799)

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Speckled Lettuce Seeds. A very old heirloom that was brought to Waterloo County, Ontario by covered wagon from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1799 by the Martin Family. The seed was obtained from Urias Martin by Mark Reusser and sent to Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa. According to William Woys Weaver it is the same variety as Thorburn’s Orchid Lettuce. This is a butterhead type of lettuce with reddish brown speckles on the green leaves. A very special variety with a long history.

Speckled Lettuce Seeds have 200 seeds per packet.

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