'Speckled Spearpoint' Lettuce
Origin: Philomath, Oregon
Improvement status: Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~100
Germination tested 11/2023: 99%
Life cycle: Annual
A new lettuce from our friends at Wild Garden Seeds — introduced in 2021 — with bolt-resistance imparted from a Hawaiian variety. Here's what they say about it: "A compact lettuce with broadly pointed leaves and a fine red speckling on a gold-green background. From a cross of ‘Manoa’ by a dark red pointed type. Good flavor, unique shape and color, slow to bolt."
This variety carries the Open Source Seed Initiative Pledge: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI- Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.”