Lettuce, Rouge d'Hiver
- Heads grow to 10-12 inches
- Brownish-red leaves with green heart
- Romaine lettuce
- 60 days
- ±33,000 seeds/oz
(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.