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Red Sails Loose Leaf Lettuce Seeds (Organic)

Red Sails Loose Leaf Lettuce Seeds (Organic)

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Red Sails Loose Leaf Lettuce is a captivating cultivar renowned for its vibrant crimson-hued leaves and delightful taste. Originating from the Netherlands, this variety emerged as a result of selective breeding and has gained popularity for its visual appeal and palatable qualities.

The lettuce's striking appearance stems from its loose, frilly leaves that range from green to a rich, deep red, creating a visually striking addition to any garden or salad. Its flavor profile balances between mild and slightly peppery, offering a pleasant crunch and a refreshing, subtly sweet taste.

Cultivating Red Sails Loose Leaf Lettuce requires specific growing conditions. It thrives in well-drained, fertile soil with good moisture retention. Planting from seed involves sowing them thinly in shallow furrows, covering lightly with soil, and ensuring consistent watering. Adequate sunlight is essential for optimal growth; however, during hot weather, partial shade can prevent the leaves from becoming bitter.

This cultivar's adaptability makes it suitable for both garden beds and containers, enabling enthusiasts to grow it in various settings, such as gardens, balconies, or windowsills. Red Sails lettuce generally matures within 45 to 55 days after planting, providing a bountiful harvest of vibrant leaves for culinary use.

Red Sails Loose Leaf Lettuce is a fantastic choice for gardeners seeking not only aesthetic beauty but also a flavorful addition to their salads or dishes, making it a beloved staple in many home gardens and kitchens worldwide.

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Description

Red Sails Loose Leaf Lettuce is a captivating cultivar renowned for its vibrant crimson-hued leaves and delightful taste. Originating from the Netherlands, this variety emerged as a result of selective breeding and has gained popularity for its visual appeal and palatable qualities.

The lettuce's striking appearance stems from its loose, frilly leaves that range from green to a rich, deep red, creating a visually striking addition to any garden or salad. Its flavor profile balances between mild and slightly peppery, offering a pleasant crunch and a refreshing, subtly sweet taste.

Cultivating Red Sails Loose Leaf Lettuce requires specific growing conditions. It thrives in well-drained, fertile soil with good moisture retention. Planting from seed involves sowing them thinly in shallow furrows, covering lightly with soil, and ensuring consistent watering. Adequate sunlight is essential for optimal growth; however, during hot weather, partial shade can prevent the leaves from becoming bitter.

This cultivar's adaptability makes it suitable for both garden beds and containers, enabling enthusiasts to grow it in various settings, such as gardens, balconies, or windowsills. Red Sails lettuce generally matures within 45 to 55 days after planting, providing a bountiful harvest of vibrant leaves for culinary use.

Red Sails Loose Leaf Lettuce is a fantastic choice for gardeners seeking not only aesthetic beauty but also a flavorful addition to their salads or dishes, making it a beloved staple in many home gardens and kitchens worldwide.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heat Tolerant
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Succession Planting

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 4 - 9
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Annual
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Lettuce likes full sun except in hot summer climates where it prefers some shade, especially in the afternoon. Add plenty of compost to the soil to encourage rapid growth. Water evenly and moderately to prevent bitterness.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outside, or sow seed directly as soon as the soil is workable. Make successive plantings every 10-14 days for a continuous harvest. In mild climates, lettuce can be sown from spring through fall.

Harvesting & Storage: You can begin harvesting outer leaves as soon as they are large enough and continue until a central stalk begins to form which signals the end of the harvest period. You can also harvest the entire plant when it's mature but still young and crisp.

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