Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Red Salad Bowl'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

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Seed Type:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Mountain View, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Troy, New York

Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 55 day very uniform, red colored oakleaf.

Positive

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

This is a wine-red version of Saladbowl. The color is most pronounced early in the Spring, but it grows well throughout the season.

Neutral

On Oct 28, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Leaf lettuce variety - the easiest and most reliable to grow. Sow seeds in early spring and again after the very hot days of summer are over. In cooler climates, you can make 2 to 3 spring plantings, timed 2 weeks apart.

To harvest, pull the whole plant or just snap off the outer leaves.