Let me introduce my latest crush: ‘Austrian Yellow Leaf’ lettuce. Pretty chartreuse coloring, ruffly leaves, a sweet flavor, and moderate heat tolerance. She really is a Southern Belle. In the garden I’m coupling her up with ‘Rouge d’Hiver’, a tall, dark, and handsome heirloom romaine. They’ll really make quite the pair, don’t you think?
I bought seedlings for both at Seattle Tilth’s plant sale last weekend, but you can find seed for ‘Australian Yellow Leaf’ at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and seed for ‘Rouge d’Hiver’ at Botanical Interests.