Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Red Salad Bowl Lettuce


    Lactuca sativa

    Min Qty: 4g

    Description: 1950's heirloom with bronze-red oak-like leaves, similar to green salad bowl lettuce. Slow to bolt and tolerant of heat, but turns bitter when it does bolt. Excellent cool weather lettuce.

    Planting Instructions: 46 days. Can be started indoors in cooler climates as early as March or outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked. Sprinkle seeds onto prepared beds or rows and cover with a layer of soil. Choose a location that gets full sun to partial shade in soil that is rich and well-drained. Keep evenly moist until seedlings emerge, ususally within a week or two. Thin seedlings or transplant from indoors to 8" apart when they a few sets of true leaves. Lettuce requires even mositure during the growing season and are heavy nitrogen feeders. Sow every 2 weeks for a continuous crop. Cover with shade cloth when temps heat up to extend growth and reduce tendency to bolt.