Lettuce, Aunt Mae's Bibb Organic

Catalog #0006A


Preservation Garden Seeds

Previously available only to members through the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook, this limited edition Preservation Garden variety will be available to our customers only while supplies last. Add this rare variety to your garden plan this year.

Seed donor Kelly Yeaton acquired this variety from Nestor Keene who in turn acquired it in 1937 from his aunt, Mae Smith. Nestor opened a barber shop in Boalsburg, PA in the early 1950s and kept a jar of ‘Aunt Mae's Bibb’ seed by the cash register, available for free to customers. When Nestor retired in the 1980s, his son Robert took over the family barber shop and continued to offer his family’s lettuce to his customers. The Keenes favored this lettuce variety above all others for its excellent flavor and crispness and they found it to be exceptionally hardy.

Lactuca sativa ∙ Butterhead. Bright green, spatulate leaves with moderate surface blistering. Hardy to cold and heat. Black seeded.

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