This attractive bronze-red lettuce, a 1985 All America Winner, is an early looseleaf type. It has a very open head and is relatively slow to bolt. Succession plantings can be made through the summer. According to the grower, this variety has 6 times the vitamin A and 3 times the vitamin C as supermarket lettuce. Red Sails also grows well indoors under lights. 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 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.