Red Romaine- Lettuce
Days to Full Maturity: — 40
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 250
Red Romaine Lettuce has your typical spoon-shaped, long, and crunchy leaves. Its color starts green at the base and fades into a beautiful purplish red. The leaves are about 12” tall and 10-12” wide. This variety of romaine lettuce adds a beautiful pop of color to your garden and is perfect for foodscaping. Red Romaine Lettuce has great flavor and has a very crisp texture making it ideal for salads and is often used in Caesar salad. Red Romaine Lettuce is also perfect for sellers since it is among a buyer’s favorite due to its color and transports well. This lettuce is easy to grow and can be grown in most climates but prefer cooler zones. I love using Red Romaine Lettuce as colorful edible borders in the garden and flower.
How to grow:
Start by sowing the non-GMO seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch in soil, 12” apart then thin, in rows twelve inches apart ensuring that the lettuce has enough room to grow. You can also start indoors 4-5 weeks before the last frost or 4 weeks before frost. For best fall harvest start transplant 8-10 weeks before the first frost. Make sure to allow enough space between seeds for the lettuce to grow, as overcrowding can cause the lettuce to have a bitter taste. For succession planting sow every 2-3 weeks to ensure a continuous harvest. To harvest during the winter months you can use a cold frame. Plant in rich, moist, well-drained soil, and be sure not to cover it–this seed needs light to germinate. Firm the soil lightly. While growing, keep the soil well-watered. Harvest between 60 and 70 days after planting or before flowers appear, to ensure the lettuce doesn’t become too mature. When grown during the summer this needs to be protected from extreme heat. A great tip for growing lettuce in the heat is to plant them where they can receive afternoon shade.