Lettuce, Hyper Red Rumple Waved (Organic)

Lactuca sativa. Red Leaf. 30 days baby; 50 full.

Unconventional red leaf lettuce that is very red and very rumpled. Leaf texture is similar to Bloomsdale spinach, but deep dark-red and lettucey. Great for salad mix and head lettuce. Very hardy, partly due to its red color. The antioxidant anthocyanin causes the red color and defends against cold, wet weather diseases. Good resistance to Sclerotinia and downy mildew, two common lettuce problems for seed growers in Oregon. Developed by Frank Morton, a great independent public domain plant breeder.

Seed produced by Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon.

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Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil year round. Transplant into the garden 3-4 weeks after sprouting. Alternatively, direct sow March- September. In our area, lettuce can grow through winter when given protection. Sow in succession for continual harvest.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds when flowers have become downy like dandelions. Cut seedheads off and place upside down in a bag for a few days to dry. Shake seedheads against the sides of a bucket, rub down off of seeds, and winnow to clean.

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