Lettuce, Aunt Mae's Bibb Organic

Catalog #0006A

22210
Heritage Farm Collection
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. Heritage Farm Collection
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.


An heirloom of the Zimmerman family of Missouri. Wade Zimmerman remembers his grandparents growing this variety in their garden in the 1960s and suspects that it was grown by his family for several generations before that. Wade notes that the variety makes excellent pickles.


Cucumis sativus ∙ Dark green fruit with blossom-end stripes and white spines. Best eaten when 6-7" long. Excellent flavor, moist crisp flesh, and tender skin. Productive. Matures mid-season.

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