Lettuce, Red Velvet
- Soft, frilled leaves are maroon and green
- Slow to bolt
- Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
- 50 days
- ±28,000 seeds/oz
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
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.Seed Depth: 1/8"
Thin: 8-12" Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Lettuce can be started indoors to get an earlier harvest. Plant seeds into soil trays or pots at 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart. Seeds should germinate in 7-14. You can plant your lettuce 6-8 inches apart in full sun or partial shade. Lettuce prefers to be grown in cool weather and will be mature in 55 days. To direct seed lettuce, either plant in rows or sow a thick bed for "cut-and-come-again" plantings. Sow a section every few weeks for a continuous supply.
There are about 28k seeds in an ounce of Red Velvet lettuce.