Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'New Red Fire'

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

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lady Lake, Florida

Houston, Texas

Dayton, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 11, 2011, Jan_FL_zone8 from Lady Lake, FL wrote:

Zone 8, picked as leaf lettuce, no bolting or bitterness. Leaves have excellent substance, crisp, stands up under salad dressings, nice texture - you know you have eaten something ! Watered deeply with ice water twice daily in mid-90's heat - even grew fast with this treatment ! Almost unbelievable qualities - No red I have tried can compare.

Positive

On May 9, 2009, LTilton from Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very heat-resistant red leaf lettuce. I'm growing this one again.

Neutral

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

A 51 day cultivar that is an improvement over Red Sails.

Positive

On Dec 22, 2004, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

This is a full ruby red loose-leaf lettuce that grows very well in both cool and warm weather conditions without becoming bitter or bolting.