Lettuce Sea of Red - Renee&
Lettuce Sea of Red - Renee&
Lettuce Sea of Red - Renee&

Lettuce Sea of Red - Renee's Garden

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Lactuca sativa

Sea of Red is brand-new leaf lettuce from top American breeders. The plants form open, loose heads of sword-shaped leaves that color up to the most beautiful and amazingly deep, mahogany-red that we’ve seen in any lettuce variety. Unlike other red lettuces that fade in the sun, Sea of Red’s color just gets more intense. A true show-stopper in the garden, these richly-colored leaves add gorgeous contrast to other lettuces and greens and make every salad a special occasion.

Seed Count: Approx. 850 / Weight: 0.75 g

 Cold Winters Mild Winters Sun/Shade Sow Seeds Days to Germinate Days to Harvest
April-Sept. Feb.-Sept. Full Sun 1 in. apart 1/4 in. deep 7 - 14 days Approx. 40


In cool early spring weather, sow seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Sow seeds about one inch apart in seed beds or containers. Cover lightly and evenly with 1/4 in. of fine soil. Firm soil gently and water with a fine spray. Keep seedbed evenly moist. Make small successive sowings until summer weather turns hot for a constant supply. Plant again in the late summer for fall harvesting.   


Sea of red will thrive in mild weather with consistent moisture. To extend the sowing season into hot weather, sow in light shade or erect a canopy of loosely woven shade cloth of the bed. Birds are often attracted to young seedlings, so protect them if necessary.


To harvest, wait until the plants form open, loose heads and are about 6 inches tall. Cut as much as you need, using scissors to sheer off a patch of leaves about 1 to 2 in. above the soil level. Water well and fertilize lightly. If weather is cool, plants will re-grow for another cutting. The sword-shaped leaves with their beautiful deep red colour will enhance any salad bowl and add interest to any sandwich.

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