Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Bath Cos Lettuce
Bath Cos (61 days)
Approximately 200-250 seeds per pkg.
Originating before 1885, a deliciously meaty, crunchy Cos lettuce. Grows huge, 12" in diameter heads in the summer and can be tied-up to blanch the inner leaves and improve their flavor.Large dark green leaves have a rust tinge and slightly savoyed texture, wide crunchy leaves form open heads.
A contributor to The Gardener in 1867 praised it as follows: "This sort ought to be in every garden. No other variety can surpass it or approach it for general use. The leaves are large, broad, and scooped, and reflexed round the margins. The exposed parts are shaded a rust purple color and the whole plant is scattered over with blisters. To blanch properly, it requires tying together, but when thoroughly blanched and cut into strips for the table, nothing can surpass it for appearance. Thrown into a heap on the snowy linen, it looks a rich crystalline, frothy pile and cannot fail to be a tempting and refreshing bite for the hungry sportsman after a hard day's labor."
Mentioned by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1885, English heirloom. From the Heritage Seed Library, UK.