Magenta Lettuce

Magenta Lettuce

Lactuca sativa

Sustainably Grown Seed

Tight, red-tinged lettuce that stands heat well.

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This lovely lettuce is a delightful main ingredient in summer salads. It is red-tinged, with frilly outer leaves and a dense, succulent, ribbed inner core. Holds well in the field in summer heat, resisting turning bitter and bolting better than most varieties.
Number of Seeds 250 seeds
Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 48 days
Height at Maturity 10 inches
Width at Maturity 10 inches
Sow indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning about 4 weeks before last frost. Harvest late spring and summer sowings promptly to beat bolting. Continue sowing until about 2 weeks before first fall frost. Lettuce likes steady (but not excessive) moisture and can become prematurely bitter during dry spells; keep irrigated for best-tasting leaves.

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