On a whim in April I purchased some seeds while in Boston at Salumeria Italiana in the Italian North End (Believe me, If I hadn’t been on foot, I’d have bought a lot more than seeds!). One of the purchases was this package of Regina Di Maggio lettuce seeds, because seriously, it is total eye candy. The seeds are from Franchi Semente and the lettuce is one of their selections.
This eye candy totally lives up to its glamorous package. I picked some last week, and it is delicious! Tender yet crisp, buttery leaves, mild and sweet, and beautiful to look at. Rarely do I harvest plants that look as good as the catalog photo, but in this case, it is close!
A couple of the heads showed signs of bolting so I picked more this morning. I can hardly blame it as it is a spring/fall lettuce and frankly, I’d like to bolt, too, we’ve been having such hot and humid weather. At least salads are very satisfying on these hot summer days.
For $2.95, it is a whopping big package of seeds, so I’ll have more for fall sowing, and next spring, too. And if I run out, I’ll be buying more. Yum.