Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds

Rouge d' Hiver Lettuce


Lactuca sativa

Min Qty: 4g

Description: Older French heirloom from the 1880's. Compact, Romaine-tpe heads with red outter leaves that tolerates cold temps well. Can be harvested early for a baby greens salad or allowed to mature for a full color effect of firm 10-12" leaves .

Planting Instructions: 65 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.