This popular favorite won an AAS award!
Matures early and resists bolting!
Variety: Red Sails
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 600 seeds
Days To Maturity: 45
Fruit Color: Red
Seeds Per Pack: 600
Additional Characteristics: Cool Season,Direct Sow,Edible
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 600 seeds
45 days. A favorite among gardeners who prize beauty as well as flavor, Red Sails received an AAS when it was introduced — and has never looked back! Among the very first to arise, it resists bolting, giving you an especially long season of delectable eating. The large, erect leaves are deep red at the ruffled tips, shading into a bronzy-maroon and finally becoming green toward the base. A great source of rich color for the salad bowl, they are high-quality eating, with a soft texture and buttery flavor that appeals to all ages.
Lettuce thrives in cold weather and can be sown directly into the garden, starting in early spring. For an even earlier harvest, sow indoors; the seedlings don’t mind transplanting. If a fall crop is desired, begin in late summer. Grow in single rows, plants spaced 18 inches apart, or in containers. Pkt is 1/32 oz. (630 seeds), sowing a 30-foot row.