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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

Regional

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

Dacula, Georgia

Bayville, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
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Positive

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

A great lettuce, very pretty and tasty.

Neutral

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

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

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