Lettuce - May Queen
Tender yellow hearts are gently blushed rose, and the leaves are ethereally soft with the buttery sweet flavor signature of an old-fashioned European butterhead type. Manageable medium-sized heads with early maturation and silky soft leaves made this a popular European heirloom during the early 19th century. Plant early in spring or in fall for a treat that gourmet chefs love; matures in about 50 days for full loose butterheads, or less for baby greens.
Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.