Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Merlot'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Merlot
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Dacula, Georgia

Troy, New York

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dayton, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 12, 2007, beclu727 from Dacula, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Beautiful and tasty. It is so dark red it really stands out in a salad.

Positive

On Nov 15, 2006, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

This lettuce deserves to be in the flower garden! It is so red that it is almost purple. Really colors up a salad and tastes great too.

Neutral

On Aug 11, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 60 day burgundy leaf lettuce.