Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa 'Red Sails'; Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Height: 6 - 8 inches.
Spacing: 4 - 6 inches between plants, 12 - 18 inches between rows.
Depth: 1/8 inch deep. Make sure the seed is not covered (needs light to germinate). Keep the soil moist.
Spread: 8 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: 50 lbs. per 100 foot row.
Foliage: Sweet, large, crumpled, crinkly, bronze-red ruffled and deeply lobed leaves.
Fruit: Sweet, large, crumpled, crinkly, bronze-red ruffled and deeply lobed leaves.
Days To Maturity: 40 days.
Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well-drained soil.pH 6.0 - 6.8.
Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 1,000 seeds per packet., 1/2 oz. is approximately 12,000 seeds.
Comments: Slow bolting for a red variety. Early. Holds color well. Mild, bitter-free flavor. Six times the Vitamin A and three times the Vitamin C as supermarket lettuce. Can be planted year round.