Moskovskiy Parnikovyi

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Moskovskiy Parnikovyi
Type butterhead
Leaf color yellow-green
Variety type commercial heirloom, open-pollinated
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Moskovskiy Parnikovy. 2013-06-04.


Heading variety of lettuce with pale green tender leaves, best for the fall or overwintering in a greenhouse for an early spring crop. Wonderful flavor. Black seed. It also grows very well indoors.

Seed source:

Jeff Fleming of Augusta, Michigan (MI FL J) 09 / Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A)

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Old Russian commercial variety. Bred in the early 1950s by VNIISSOK.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2009 Yearbook by Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A), seeds from a Russian CV.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.

Russian name: Московский парниковый

The name means 'Greenhouse lettuce from Moscow' in Russian.

Description in Russian

  • "Популярный, скороспелый сорт листового салата (от всходов до уборки урожая 35 дней). Растение массой 80-150 г. Листья средне-пузырчатые, нежные, сочные, отличного вкуса. Великолепно подходит для получения ранней зелени. Рекомендуется для выращивания в открытом и защищенном грунте, а также для получения зелени в комнатных условиях."

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