i’ve written about my love of fedco seeds before. i could write about my issues, but no need to be a hater. among the reason i like fedco is because it carries the breeding work of new and innovate breeders. if i’m reading the description on a lettuce and it’s sound especially intriguing, it’s almost always the work of one breeder: frank morton. working in oregon, morton has done some amazing breeding work on lettuces and other leafy greens. this year ma planted a bed with nothing but frank morton selections; blushed butter oaks, really red deer tongue, les oreil, red rumpled, merlox, and meveille to name but a few.
do you have favorite breeders or companies that carry especially good varieties?