Ed Hume Seeds

Red Sails Lettuce

LETTUCE Red Sails


An All-American Selections Winner. A truly superior loose leaf lettuce. It is long standing with red and light green rumpled leaves. A truly attractive as well a nutritious addition to any salad. Approx. 45 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Start early indoors or seed directly outdoors from late March to August. Cover with 1/8 inch light soil,

THINNING: Once plants are established thin to 10 to 12 inches apart.

TRANSPLANTING: Seedlings started indoors can be planted outside after danger of severe frost has passed.

SPACING: Leave 18 inches between rows. For bedding in small areas, space 10 to 12 inches apart in all directions.

GERMINATION: Approx. one week to ten days. Start seed in cool 55 to 60 degree F temperatures.

Ed's Special Advice

Keep soil moderately moist Well fertilized soil produces quickly grown, crisp leaf lettuce. Sow seed every two weeks March to August for continued harvesting. Provide some shade for summer crops. Harvest outer leaves as needed or cut entire plant. Red Sails has six times as much Vitamin A and three times the Vitamin C as head lettuce.

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