The dark red cousin to Ilema Organic, Fossey qualifies as a “lolla rossa” type with tightly curled, densely packed, frilly leaves. It is strong against bolting and has an excellent disease resistance package. Its upright base and thin leaf attachments make it less susceptible to bottom rot. Fossey Pelleted Organic lettuce seeds are a great choice to home or market gardeners.
Fossey is part of the Eazyleaf® series of lettuces bred for ease of harvest. Cut the head from the ground and make a single cut around the short stem, and the leaves fall perfectly away for an instant salad. This will speed up market production for salad mixes.
Pelleted seeds require steady moisture during germination. The seed bed must be kept consistently moist in order to take advantage of the high germination rate. If the clay coating around each seed is allowed to dry out, it can result in poor germination.