Lettuce, Red Velvet

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $29.50
SKU: 0977A
  • Organic
  • Soft, frilled leaves are maroon and green
  • Slow to bolt
  • Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
  • 50 days
  • ±28,000 seeds/oz

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Lettuce, Red Velvet Description

Absolutely striking appearance. Tops of leaves are solid maroon, and the backs are green tinged with maroon. SSE is proud to have reintroduced this variety in 2002. Slow to bolt. Looseleaf, 55 days. ±28,000 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.