This is a special gene pool created from lettuces that were identified in the GTF Lettuce Disease Trials of 2002-2004. The three year project, also called the "Hell's Half-Acre lettuce trial," identified the most disease resistant lettuces out of 40 commercial, heirloom, and farm-original varieties. Crossing these disease resistant types (inc. ‘Merlot’ and ‘Reine d’ Glaces’) with my best tasting varieties created this “Merlox genepool,” a unique opportunity for selection and recombination of some excellent traits.
It is freely offered here with the stipulation that anything derived from it must also remain freely available for others to use. No whole plants, seeds, or traits derived from this breeder’s mix may be patented or protected from the use of others in any way. They may expressly be used by others for crop production, seed increase, and breeding purposes, though they may not be used in any way that restricts their use by others, now or in the future. Farm Original Variety! OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) Pledged Variety.
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic Seed!