Lettuce, Sanguine Ameliore

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $92.00
SKU: 0388
  • Heads grow to 8 inches
  • Tender texture and crisp flavor
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • 60 days
  • ±32,800 seeds/oz

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Rare French variety introduced in 1907 by C.C. Morse & Co. as Strawberry Cabbage Lettuce. Stunning sanguine or blood red speckles. Plants average 8" in diameter. Tender texture and excellent quality. Butterhead, 60 days. ±32,800 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.