Lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Perella Red') in the Lettuces Database

Also sold as:
Italian Red Perella
Red Perella
Perella Rougette Montpellier
Italian Red Parella
Rougette de Montpellier

Data specific to Lettuces (Edit)
Lettuce Type: Loose head or Butterhead

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: Olive green leaves turn bronze in strong sun. Open head. Very fast growing, very cold hardy. Hard to find seeds (Eagleridge Seeds, BC).
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 40F to 75F. Fastest from 60F to 70F.
Days to germinate: 2-15
Depth to plant seed: 1/8 inch deep
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Lettuce almost never cross-pollinates. It has perfect flowers and usually self-pollinates before opening. Old Italian OP variety.
Pollinators: Self

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Kristine1212 On March 30, 2018 Seeds sown
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