Lactuca sativa

Very hardy, heat and cold resistant crisphead with beautiful, savoyed, red-splashed leaves.


This highly adaptable variety will perform well in all growing seasons, and has excellent heat and cold resistance. Bred by the famous joker himself, Frank Morton, it forms a tight, savoyed head with bold red and pink splashes of color, and is firm and crisp in texture. Harvest from baby-leaf size until the heads are fully mature, at which point they will have a crunchy, sweet core.


Art Pack, 25 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

Joker Lettuce | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds

  • Days to Germination 3-10 days
    Days to Maturity 55 days
    Planting Depth ¼ inch
    Spacing in Row 12 inches
    Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
    Height at Maturity 8 inches
    Width at Maturity 8 inches


    Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked. Continue until late Summer. All lettuce appreciates steady water, so provide irrigation during hot and dry periods. Lettuce generally prefers fertile soil and cool to moderate conditions, but adaptable Joker will also perform well in a variety of other growing conditions. Full sun is ideal, but a bit of shade—especially in the heat of summer—is just fine.

  • Jessica Roux created three classic tarot cards to tell this seed’s story. It’s a portrait of Frank Morton dancing his way off of a Joker Lettuce plant. His hat’s three points are the colors of the varieties used to create this lettuce.


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