GB CULTURAL INFO: C, W / Maturity 6-13 / Harvest 1-3 / Yield leaf 135-540, head 75-300/ Spacing: Leaf 8-9, Head 12 /
DAYS TO MATURITY: 58 (30 baby)
SEED CODE: O
SEEDS PER PACKETS: 300
APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: 68 F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames can extend the season. Best flavor if growth is fast: ensure soil has adequate nitrogen, aeration and water. In hot climates use shade cloth or interplant to keep plants cool during the heat of the day. Succession-sow every 3 weeks for continuous lettuce supply!
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
DESCRIPTION: This is the darkest red of all lettuces, and the highest in anti-oxidant anthocyanins. Ellen at Golden Rule Garden says,”This was the most beautiful lettuce we had in our garden. Stays sweet at all sizes. Very slow to bolt.” Crisp, upright shiny leaves have complete resistance to downy mildew races 1-16. Also quite frost-hardy.