Ed Hume Seeds

Red Romaine Lettuce

LETTUCE Red Romaine


A colorful romaine lettuce with leaves in shades of red, bronze and green. Flavor is somewhat tart and spicy. Best color and flavor are achieved when grown in the cooler parts of the growing season. Approximately 65 to 70 days to full maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Start early indoors or seed directly outdoors from early to mid-spring. Sow again in late summer for fall crop. Barely cover seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Once plants are established thin or transplant to 10 to 12 inches apart. Transplant outdoors 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: Approximately one week to ten days. Start seed in cool 55 to 60 degree F temperatures. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Keep soil moderately moist. Well fertilized soil produces quickly grown, sweet, crisp Romaine lettuce. Sow seeds every two weeks from early to mid spring and again in late summer/early fall, in mild

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