Rouge d'Hiver Rouge d'Hiver (Red of Winter) displays striking red-brown, flat, smooth leaves with green veins that form a distinctive, loose Romaine head that has good cold tolerance. Rouge d'Hiver lettuce seeds are a very old HEIRLOOM variety, it is listed listed in Vilmorin's The Vegetable Garden (1885) as a hardy, productive plant that is slow to bolt. Rouge d'Hiver lettuce seeds are a favourite for market gardeners and home gardeners alike. Superb flavour and unusual ability to stand up to whatever the weather throws its way. Trust Rouge d'Hiver lettuce seeds for your organic vegetable garden this year. Matures in 60 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Super Gourmet Salad Blend Super Gourmet Salad Blend combines five very popular lettuce varieties in equal quantities. Even as seedlings, their appearance is quite different and they can be easily thinned to your chosen proportions in the row. Sow small amounts at two to three week intervals for a continuous harvest. This blend is pretty enough for the flower garden. The blend includes Simpson Elite, Salad Bowl, Darkness, Rouge d'Hiver, and Grand Rapids - so you get a nice range of colours and leaf shapes for instant mixed salads all summer long. This is a great blend for growing as micro-greens or baby salad greens in theGrowlight Garden. Matures in 60-80 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Romaine - Large solid heads, crisp crunchy texture and excellent flavour. Grows well in adverse weather conditions.
Salad Bowl Red and Green - Very easy to grow as ‘baby leaves’ or as ‘loose leaf’ lettuces with attractive red tinged or green oak leaf-shaped leaves. Good bolt resistance. Prefers rich, well-drained soil.
How to Grow
880 seed/gram. Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3 mm (1/8″) deep in rows 45 cm (18″) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5 cm (1″) above the base – this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.