Red Sails Leaf Lettuce Seeds


This packet sows up to 150 feet.
3.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
A favorite to use as baby greens, 'Red Sails' is ready to harvest after just 2 or 3 weeks and grows to a full head in just over 6 weeks. Very heat tolerant, the soft buttery leaves will grow well into warm weather without getting bitter. Contains more vitamins A and C than grocery-store lettuce! Attractive container variety, too. An All-America selections winner.
$2.49 1 gram (~540 seeds)

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Days to Maturity: 20 –45 days

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall and wide

Variety Information: Light green, crinkled leaves turn to deep red-bronze on the frilly edges.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

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

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 10"

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, 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 stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.

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Red Sails Leaf Lettuce Seeds Reviews

3 reviews

Poor Germination

1 out of 5 stars Sep 3, 2020
I bought this seeds along with other seed online a couple of months ago. I was looking forward to the harvest but it got poor germination. Separately, I have bought the Black Seed Lettuce from Garden Center that I planted at the same time as this and it was thriving. The rest of the seeds that I also ordered (spinach, arugula, radishes) germinated and are also thriving but not this one. I tried to sow 3x now and still no luck. Did I get some bad seeds packet?
Angelina from CA
Owner Response: Hi Angelina. Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about the germination issue that you had. A customer representative will be in contact with you soon.

Great, slow bolting

5 out of 5 stars Jan 10, 2021
I love this lettuce! I live in Zone 7a, but in a strange spot where we have cold wet springs, and then very little rain in the summer. In April I planted it in my front garden (north facing, under an oak tree, a total experiment), and in my back garden (southern exposure, sandy soil, partial afternoon shade). This lettuce came up quickly in both locations, I cut it for baby greens, cut it as larger leaves as heads formed, started cutting it aggressively because I thought it would bolt by June. It outlasted the heat and my attempts to over-harvest it. I had given some to my sister and she said she had lettuce through August on her patio (afternoon shade, zone 5b).
Jesse from MA

Beautiful red lettuce with soft leaves!

5 out of 5 stars Feb 2, 2021
I planted this in December when it finally got cool enough for lettuce in SoCal/9B and I was worried it would get too cold too fast, but all of my lettuces have done really well and survived a frost with a shower curtain covering them. Red Sails is a lovely red/green type of lettuce with a softer feel close to Butter types or Black Seeded Simpson. It's really beautiful and seems to get redder when it gets colder. I really like this variety.
Lisa K. from CA

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