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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.

1/2 g packet ≈ 300 seeds
$3.90

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2 g packet ≈ 1200 seeds
$6.90

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Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil year-round. Transplant into the garden 3-4 weeks after sprouting at 3″ spacing for leaf, 12″ for heads. Alternatively, direct sow March through September. In our area, lettuce can go through winter if protected. Succession sow for continual harvest.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds when flowers are downy like dandelions. Cut seed heads and place upside down in a bag to dry for a few days. Knock seed heads against side of bucket or tote, rub downy fluff off seeds. Winnow and screen to clean.

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  1. K

    Robust, tasty, good germination, but not very red

    K (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    I grew this in my backyard garden this spring and am nearing the end of the harvest window. Slightly slow germination compared to Flashy Trout’s Back grown alongside it, but caught up soon enough. Rather than a dark red throughout each leaf, it’s more of a medium green with a light red tinge along the tip and outer edges near the tip. I will try again for the fall and winter but may revert to Merlot for a more dependable deep red leaf.

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