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Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce 'Redina'

Lactuca sativa

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Redina
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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us


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


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

Longmont, Colorado

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 24, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: Redina is a unique and beautiful dark-leafed lettuce with crisp sweet leaves. It will look as pretty in your garden as it is in a salad! The general coloration ranges from wine-red to dark magenta-burgundy. Some green can occur on inside leaves where sunlight doesn't reach. The best color is achieved in full sun with cool nights, and you will definitely get the most intense color when it is grown in full sun. Baby leaves can be harvested within just a few weeks after sowing. Major harvest begins at 38 days and can continue up to 60 days after sowing. This variety is slow to bolt and get tip burn compared to many other red-leafed varieties. Redina is a great choice for extending your lettuce season as well as adding exciting and healthful color to y... read more


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

A red curly leaf type.