Rouge d'Hiver Lettuce Seeds
Rouge d' Hiver Lettuce LC12-100

Rouge d'Hiver Lettuce Seeds

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SKU LC12-750
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: France France
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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60 days. Lactuca sativa. Open Pollinated. Rouge d'Hiver Lettuce. The plant produces excellent yields of crisphead lettuce. The beautiful reddish bronze color leaves are perfect for salads, gourmet dishes, and garnishes. Can be harvested in 28 days as baby lettuce. Cold Tolerant. Also known as Red Winter Lettuce. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. An 1840s heirloom variety from France. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 577121. Disease Resistant: LD, TB.

Lot No: LERH21

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 400,000

Plant Height: 10 to 12” Tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Crisp Head 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" 12"30 - 70 days
Crisphead Lettuce Seed Planting Information:

Crisphead lettuce 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. Make successive plantings. 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:

Pick outer leaves of crisphead lettuce, or cut the entire head about 1" above the soil. A new head may grow.

LD – Lettuce Drop

Scientific Name: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Sclerotinia minor

Type: Fungus

Lettuce Drop is a world-wide fungal disease that affects the growth of lettuce. The stems and leaves come in contact with the infected soil. Symptoms include wilting of the lower leaves and then leaves drop to the soil. The crown will develop a brown, soft, watery decay followed by the development of a snowy-white mycelium that eventually destroys the tissue. The entire plant will wilt and then collapse, making it unharvestable. The infected plants should be removed and burned to avoid further infestation. Increase space between the plants to maximize air flow and drying of the leaves. The disease is favorable when temperatures are cool, conditions are moist, and soil is wet. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for 2 to 3 years. Deep tilling may be helpful in managing the disease. Drip irrigation below the soil surface. Assure good drainage with beds as high as possible. Fungicides can help manage the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

TB - Tip Burn

Type: Physiological Disorder

Tip Burn is caused by inadequate transport of calcium to rapidly growing tissues. It has caused severe loses to growers in the United States and Europe. It affects Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and lettuce. Uneven rainfall and watering, high temperatures, high humidity, windy conditions, dry soil conditions, and rapid growth are all factors. Tip burn consists of a breakdown of the plant tissue near the center of the head and develops as the crop approaches maturity. The inner leaves of heads of cabbage are affected, often without external symptoms. The inner leaves turn dark brown, then to a black color. Symptoms can extend from a few small brown spots on interior leaf edges, to large areas of the leaf turning brown and eventually decaying. Secondary rot caused by bacteria can follow tip burn and heads of cauliflower can be severely affected. No completely effective controls are known, but excessive soil moisture and insufficient soil moisture have both been suspected as contributing to a calcium deficiency. Managing irrigation can regulate and control plant growth and calcium deficiency. The best option is to use varieties resistant to tip burn.

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