Lettuce, Rouge d'Hiver

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $85.00
SKU: 0223A
  • Organic
  • Heads grow to 10-12 inches
  • Brownish-red leaves with green heart
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 60 days
  • ±33,000 seeds/oz

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(aka Red Winter) French historic variety described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Produces a compact 10-12" head with a green heart and brown-red leaves. For spring, summer, and fall planting. Romaine, 60 days. ±33,000 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.