Red Sails Lettuce Seeds
Red Sails Lettuce LC16-100
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Red Sails Lettuce Seeds

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SKU LC16-750
$4.00 $3.75
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
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45 days. Lactuca sativa. Open Pollinated. Red Sails Lettuce. This early maturing plant produces excellent yields of delicately crumpled bronze-red leaf lettuce. Excellent flavor. The leaves are perfect for sandwiches, salads, and garnishes. Extremely high in vitamins. One of the slowest bolting red lettuce varieties on the market. Grows well all season but really colors up spectacularly in the fall. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 601060.

Lot No: 195266

Germination: 92%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 400,000

Plant Height: 5 to 10” Tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"70 F to 85 F 7 to 10 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"18" 4 - 8"30 - 70 days
Looseleaf Lettuce Seed Planting Information:

Looseleaf lettuce is the faster growing type and can be grown anywhere as long as you have composted soil. Lettuce grows best if planted indoors and transplanted outdoors in early spring. Lettuce does well in composted soil. It does not do well in clay soil. Plant your seeds indoors 3 to 6 weeks before setting outside. Lettuce will better tolerate heat if plants are well thinned and air can circulate around them. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked, and fall planting done around June or July. Plants grow 2 - 10" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile sandy soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro periodically.

Harvest Tips:

With leaf lettuce, cut the outer leaves so new ones grow.

Customer Reviews

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by on January 27, 2010

This is a 5 star lettuce for sure. Absolutely delicious and very slow to bolt even in my Southern garden. Some of my Red Sails measured almost 2 feet across. I kid you not. I grew so much and they grew so big that my neighbors had to help me eat it all. I'm planting more this year, and I'm sure my neighbors will be very happy about that.

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by on September 12, 2014

This is a great lettuce. Planted among my tomato plants in a 4x6 raised bed and had plenty thru June for 2 people. Very slow to bolt in Nashville. I will continue to buy this type of lettuce, along with oak leaf.

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