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Sea of Red is brand-new leaf lettuce from top American breeders. The plants form open, loose heads of sword shaped leaves that color up to the most beautiful and amazingly deep, mahogany-red that we’ve seen in any lettuce variety. Unlike other red lettuces that fade in the sun, Sea of Red’s color just gets more intense. A true show-stopper in the garden, these richly colored leaves add gorgeous contrast to other lettuces and greens and make every salad a special occasion.
Seed Count: Approx. 850 / Weight: 0.75 gms

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In cool early spring weather, sow seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Sow seeds about one inch apart in seed beds or containers. Cover lightly and evenly with 1/4 inch of fine soil. Firm soil gently and water with a fine spray. Keep seedbed evenly moist. Make small successive sowings until summer weather turns hot for a constant supply. Plant again in late summer for fall harvesting.

GROWING NOTES

Sea of Red will thrive in mild weather with consistent moisture. To extend the sowing season into hot weather, sow in light shade or erect a canopy of loosely woven shade cloth over the bed. Birds are often attracted to tender young seedlings, so protect them if necessary.

HARVEST AND USE

To harvest, wait until the plants form open, loose heads and are about 6 inches tall. Cut as much as you need, using scissors to shear off a patch of leaves about 1 to 2 inches above the soil level. Water well and fertilize lightly. If weather is cool, plants will re-grow for another cutting. The sword-shaped leaves with their beautiful deep red color will enhance any salad bowl and add interest to any sandwich.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April – September
February – September
Full sun
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 – 14 days
Approx. 40

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