Germ 4-10 days
The merlot colored leaves of this romaine lettuce are especially beautiful and delicious in Caesar salads. Long, wide, spooned shaped leaves have a crisp,crunchy texture. At maturity this plant stands at 12” tall but it can be harvested earlier for little baby heads of romaine. 500 seeds
Indoors - 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 1/4" deep in cells with soil temps 55-70 degrees. Transplant out 8-12" apart.
Outdoors - Sow 1/4" deep, 1" apart. Thin to 6-12", depending on the size of lettuce you want from baby to full heads. Keep moist during germination.
Harvest - Cut whole head at base or individual leaves before lettuce starts to bolts and becomes bitter in the heat and long days of summer.
Tips - Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water for optimum growth. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix for a season long supply of lettuce.