|55 days. If you are looking for a lettuce that is both tasty and attractive, this heirloom is the one. The tender, sweet leaves are green at the base, turning to a beautiful cranberry-red, forming a crinkly rosette that almost looks like a flower! Wont turn bitter when heat arrives. Rosettes are 8" - 12" in diameter, good for large containers.|
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and successive sowings thereafter every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. USDA zone 8 or warmer: also sow in fall for winter harvest.
When to start inside: 6 weeks before average last frost and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm outside to germinate lettuce seed.
Harvesting: Harvest as soon as possible after head forms; cut off at 2" above ground level; new leaves will grow from the center. Individual leaves can also be picked before a head forms for a continual supply. The earlier the harvest, the more tender the crop.