Rouxai Lettuce (47 Days)
The Rouxai Lettuce is an Oakleaf type with intense red leaves opening up to a vibrant green interior. The medium sized heads can be grown and harvested through most of the growing season; spring, summer and fall. High resistance to downy mildew races EU 16–30, 32, 33 and Nasonovia ribisnigri aphid.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF. Soil temperatures above 75 ºF inhibits germination.
Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep
Outside Sowing: Spring when soil temperature reaches at least 50ºF. Sow 1” apart, thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want, baby to full heads. Keep soil moist during germination. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a longer harvest period. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1/2 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix.
Starting Indoors: Start 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Provide 60-70 degrees F soil temperatures. Transplant out, 8-12” apart in rows 12” apart.
How much does a packet plant: 25-40 foot single row
Harvest: Cut whole heads, full sized or baby at base or snipe off individual leaves.
Tips: The Rouxai Lettuce needs fertile soil for optimum growth. Work in compost or well rotted manure into your soil before planting. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.