Lettuce Romaine Rouge D'Hiver Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Romaine Rouge D'Hiver Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa var. longifolia

Item #3122

60-68 days. This wonderful French heirloom from the 1800s has been pleasing gardeners with its rich, buttery flavor for more than a century. Compact, 12" tall heads with tender green heart surrounded by bronze-red leaves. The name translates to "Red Winter". Cold tolerant and resists tip burn. Ideal for fall planting.

This packet sows up to 204 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing:

When 1/2" tall, thin to 1 every 10"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°-70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. Using row covers can extend your season, allowing lettuce to survive to 20°F. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for cool season harvest

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.

Special germination instructions: Light aids germination, sow shallowly.

Harvesting: Harvest mature plants by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any time, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.

Artist: Susie Hyer

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