Data specific to Lettuces (Edit)
Lettuce Type: Looseleaf

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Spread: 10 inches
Leaves: Other: Grown for its edible leaves. Burgundy tips, dark green at base. Crinkled and deeply fringed. Slow to bolt or turn bitter.
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. 53 DTM. OP variety.
Pollinators: Self
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1985 National

Common names
  • Lettuce

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Location: Decatur, GA
Date: 2021-10-03
1985 AAS winner Lettuce ‘Red Sails’.
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Date: 2013-12-05
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Date: 2017-07-07
  • Posted by paleohunter (Decatur, GA - Zone 7b) on Feb 4, 2024 2:39 PM concerning plant:
    One of the best producing lettuces in zone 7b Atlanta, GA
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