Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Royal Red'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Burgundy

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; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Croton On Hudson, New York

Cascade, Virginia

Dayton, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 23, 2004, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

Royal Red will tolerate light frosts, but doesn't like hot weather. A good early Spring leaf lettuce, it is very similar in appearance to Red Sails, but with a bit more red color.

Positive

On Feb 27, 2004, justmeLisa from Brewers, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Royal Red Lettuce can be grown both in the fall and spring in zone 9. I grew it all winter and the cold never hurt it.(mild winters, never colder than 30F) Water it generously and shade it from hot summer sun. In the winter it can be planted in direct sunlight. Very tasty.