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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Sunset'

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

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

A great lettuce, very pretty and tasty.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

AAS medal winner in 1987. One of the most vivid deep red lettuces available to home gardeners and market growers. Extremely slow to bolt, 12" across and 5-8" tall. Looseleaf, 45-55 days.

Neutral lupinelover On Jan 13, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Highly ornamental leaf-type lettuce. Red margins on leaves.

Regional...

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

Dacula, Georgia
Bayville, New Jersey



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