Green and maroon leaves with excellent tenderness and flavor.
This loose-leaf lettuce has bright green, ruffled leave that are tinged with maroon. Leaves are tender with excellent flavor-pick immediately before a meal for a great salad. Grows best in cool weather but does well in heat and is slow to bolt. Plant it as a spring and fall crop. Likes fertile soil, ample water. Space lettuce plants 8″ apart. 500 seeds per packet, will plant about 30′ of row.
A beautiful and easy to grow loose-leaf lettuce that is prized for being very crisp and sweet. The frilly outer leaves are fringed with purple-bronze and cover the lime-green inner leaves. It has excellent taste and is perfect for salads. It is slow to bolt and ready as soon as 45 days from planting.
Wild lettuce, from which modern lettuce is derived, originated in Asia Minor. The ancient historian Herodotus records its presence on the tables of 6th century Persian kings, and throughout the following centuries it became a popular crop all over Europe. Columbus brought it with him to the New World, starting its spread over the North American continent. Without a doubt, lettuce now holds a place in nearly every garden on the globe.
- Latin Name:lactuca sativa
- Seed Type:Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors:Outdoors
- Days to Maturity:40 – 50 days
- Hardiness Zone:3 – 12
- Planting Depth:1/2″
- Plant Spacing:1 – 2″
- Row Spacing:18″
- Growth Habit:Mound
- Soil Preference:Sandy soil
- Temp Preference:Warmer
- Light Preference:Full sun or partial shade
- Diseases/pests/problems:Lettuce that is crowded while growing will have a bitter taste. Susceptible to aphids and slugs.
- Color:Green with maroon edges
- Flavor:Mildly sweet
- Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g – Approximately 900 Seeds
- 1 oz – Approximately 25,000 Seeds