Lettuce, Flame

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $85.00
SKU: 0381A
  • Organic
  • Soft texture
  • Slow to bolt
  • Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
  • 60 days
  • ±23,000 seeds/oz

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Lettuce, Flame Description

Introduced to gardeners in 1988 by Harris Moran. Described as “distinctly red; slow bolting; a fast mover for markets demanding unique vegetables.” Although a relatively recent introduction, we offer this variety since it is a garden rarity. Looseleaf, 60 days. ±23,000 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.

These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 6 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/2 in. deep.

You can harvest the outer leaves of this plant as they mature or wait till it produces a full-sized head. To prevet the plant from bolting, keep the leaves well watered and cool.

This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.