Signature salad blend preferred by Napa Valley chefs
This signature salad blend is straight from California's Napa Valley where the best produce is a crucial part of every restaurant's success. Easy to grow Wine Country Mesclun combines eight different sweet red and green lettuces with just the right amount of tangy greens in a perfect balance of crispy and buttery leaf textures. Simply cut as needed, then toss with extra virgin olive oil and mild vinegar or lemon juice for a perfectly balanced salad.
Wine Country Mesclun
In the US, Mesclun has come to mean any mixture of young salad greens that is sown, grown and cut all together. Despite the fact that many Mesclun mixtures are now available pre-bagged in supermarkets nationwide, nothing can compare with Mesclun harvested from your own garden.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 38-45 (Spring/Summer), 45-50 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
- Half Hardy
Mesclun lettuces will thrive in mild weather with consistent moisture. To extend the sowing season into hot weather, sow in light shade or erect a canopy of loosely woven shade cloth over the bed.
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cool, Warm
Most salad greens grow best in cool, moist, conditions with full sun. In warmer areas they may do better in light shade.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Mesclun germinates quite well in cool (40˚ F) soil and will continue to do so until it gets up to 75˚ F (after this it gets erratic).
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
Keep the soil in your bed or containers evenly moist as that will produce the sweetest, most succulent leaves from plants that grow quickly and without interruption.
Heavy feeders that prefer a rich, well cultivated soil.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Lettuce is fairly easy to grow in containers, either individually or as a cut-and-come-again crop.
Head lettuce does well when grown singly in individual containers, or in groups (space them 10" apart) in larger containers. Put them in a cool place and keep them well watered.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Green and red
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Wonderful mix of various sweet and tender lettuces.