Red Velvet Lettuce

Lactuca sativa | SKU: 0977A
2 Reviews
$3.75 to $13.91
  • Organic
  • Soft, frilled leaves are maroon and green
  • Slow to bolt
  • Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
  • 50 days
  • ±28,000 seeds/oz

$3.75 to $13.91

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Item Details

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 Red Velvet Lettuce

Direct Seed: 1" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/4"

Germination: 7-14 Days

Thin: 6-8" Apart

Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade.

Ratings & Reviews

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Another family favorite from SSE!


This year I bought several new lettuces from SSE to try. I grow this Red Velvet lettuce in my greenhouse, direct sown in March and just harvesting now in May. It is just as the name sounds! Like red velvet. I love it. It's a delicate lettuce, certainly not has stiff as a romaine but so delicious mixed into a salad. Great color, didn't attract any pests and held up well to below-freezing temps many nights. A new family fave!

Fantastic variety!


Gorgeous variety! Like the description, I found it slow to bolt and couldn’t keep up with picking it in our SE WI garden. Pleasant, mild flavor and it added a real pop of color to our mixed greens salads.