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Red - Romaine Lettuce Seeds (1g)
Heirloom Red Romaine Lettuce Seeds | Grow Red Romaine Lettuce


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Red Romaine Lettuce (1g):
Try this beautiful and delicious heirloom lettuce for a tart and colorful addition to your salad. This Romaine type lettuce has a bronze-red head with a green heart. The best color and flavor develop during cooler weather. One of the slowest to bolt, tolerates heat and is also cold hardy. About 65 days to harvest.

Detailed planting instructions:
Plants should be spaced 12-18 inches apart – more space generally means larger heads. If you started from seeds in the ground, thin the plants to match this spacing. Transplanting should be done in cool, cloudy weather or in the early evening so the transplants can overnight in cool conditions. Once established, Romaine plants prefer cool weather and a lot of moisture. Well-fertilized soil will mean faster-growing (and thus crisper) plants. Water regularly and often, adjusting to your climate and conditions.

Romaine can be picked whenever it’s big enough to use. Many gardeners peel off the outer leaves and allow the rest of the plant to continue growing in order to extend the harvest time. Before the first frost or first really cold weather comes, harvest completely. This can be done in one of two ways: pulling the plant all the way out of the ground or cutting it at ground level to create a head. Home gardeners should strongly consider pulling the plant up unless they want the roots to regrow into the messy, unorganized heads that will result. These can be useful cover crops, but are not ideal.

Saving Seeds:
Once the flower heads are fluffy and starting to look dry, it's time to harvest. There are a couple of ways to do this. You can hold a paper bag near the plant, and shake the flower head over it each day until most of the ripened seed has been harvested. Or, you can wait until most of the seed heads look ready to harvest, remove the entire flower stalk, and shake it over a bucket or tub to dislodge any fully-ripened seed. Both ways work well, though the first method takes a bit more time and effort. The second method is a little less efficient (you lose some seed since you are pulling the plant out before the seeds are all ripe) but it takes less effort. When you harvest, most of the volume of what you collect is fluff and chaff. You'll want to remove this before you store your seed.
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains an assortment of vitamins and minerals

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Heirloom Seeds September 1, 2016
Reviewer: Jo Hunding from Lagrange, GA United States  
I appreciate the packets that the seeds arrived in. It is of a heavy grade material that seals the seeds from moisture and light. I really like how I can re-seal the packet for future use.

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Came Up Quickly April 8, 2016
Reviewer: Clay Miller from Waco, TX United States  
Excellent Batch! Within a week, plants appeared.  Robust-looking and full of promise.

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Very Good March 22, 2016
Reviewer: Karen Dodge from Rockaway, NJ United States  
The package arrived in good condition the seeds are package extremely nice and are marked very clearly.
Would definitely recommend this product. I have not planted yet but I expect all to go well.

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High quality seeds March 12, 2016
Reviewer: Your biggest fan! from In the woods  
Thank you! Best seeds and seed storage

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Red romaine lettuce February 5, 2016
Reviewer: Norma Saroli from Clinton Twp, MI United States  
Too cold here in the 30's

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