LETTUCE, Romaine Rouge d’Hiver – Heirloom

Introduced before 1885, this well-known heirloom has smooth, flat, red-bronze-tinged leaves with green veins. In cold weather, the leaves turn an attractive deep red. This hardy and productive variety is resistant to heat and cold so it is suitable for spring, autumn, and winter crops.

Maturity45 - 50 days
Height20 - 30 cm (8 - 12 inches)
Spacing30 – 36 cm (12 - 14 inches)
LightFull sun, partial shade
SoilOrganic, well draining
pH Range6.0 to 7.0
WateringFrequent light watering prevents the lettuce from getting bitter; consistent even moisture is best.
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at time of planting; side dress as plant begins to form head.
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = high, Phosphorus = high, Potassium = high