Lettuce Leaf Red Sails Seeds

Lettuce Leaf Red Sails Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #0025

45 days. 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. It is very heat tolerant; the soft buttery leaves will grow for quite some time in warm weather without getting bitter. The light green leaves with deep red-bronze tips make it an attractive patio container variety.

This packet sows five 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing:
6"

Thinning:
When 1/2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperatures are 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost.

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. In summer’s heat, plant in the afternoon shade of other crops.

Harvesting: Individual leaves can be harvested any time as desired. The whole plant can be sheared to 2" above ground level when plant is up to 10" in diameter; more leaves will be produced.

Artist: Donna Clement

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