Merlot Organic loose leaf lettuce seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Deep and shiny purple-red savored leaves with slightly wavy edges hold open and upright on this variety. It displays complete downy mildew resistance and is extremely slow to bolt. Merlot is the reddest of all our lettuces. Grow Merlot to full sized heads for spectacular looking gourmet salads, or harvest as baby leaf lettuce at just 35 days. Either way, the extreme colour on this variety is positively gorgeous both in the garden and in the salad bowl. The ruffles of its leaves add body to salad mixes as well.