Lettuce Leaf New Red Fire Organic Seeds

Lettuce Leaf New Red Fire Organic Seeds

Lactuca sativa var. crispa

Item #3177

55 days. Flame-tipped, green leaves pack luscious flavor even in the heat of summer. Slow-to-bolt (flower) characteristic means it holds well in your garden, so you can take your time harvesting over a long period. Uniform leaves form an appealing rosette in your garden beds.

This packet sows up to 40 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing:
12"

Thinning:
When 1/2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before the average first fall frost. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.

Special germination instructions: Soil temperatures over 80ºF greatly reduce the germination rate. In hot summer areas start successions indoors; outdoors use a shade cloth to cool soil.

Harvesting: Harvest as soon as possible after head forms; cut off at 2" above ground level; new leaves will grow from the center. Individual leaves can also be picked before a head forms for a continual supply. The earlier the harvest, the more tender the crop.

Artist: Donna Clement



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