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Red Sails Leaf Lettuce Seeds


This packet sows up to 75 feet.
4 out of 5 stars
(4 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.
$2.69 500 mg (~270 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

4 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

long lasting!

5 out of 5 stars May 16, 2022
Started seed in January and had 100% germination indoors. planted out and have been harvesting cut and come again for about 4 months now and still going strong. No signs of bolting yet which is amazing here in May in zone 9b. The rest of my lettuce and spinach is just about done, but these are still going strong.
lisa b from CA

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