A real eye-catcher with burgundy red, deeply lobed leaves displayed in a full rosette creating a bowl-like effect. Red Salad Bowl matures early and is quite tender with a sweet taste. This variety is best grown in early spring or late summer/early fall as the cool nights are beneficial for a top quality harvest.
How to Grow
880 seed/gram While lettuce is fairly adaptable, it will make its best growth on organic, well-drained soils in sunny locations. Since lettuce is a cool weather crop, sow seed as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow seed about 3 mm (1/8″) deep in rows 45 cm (18″) apart. Lettuce can also be sown in blocks or squares as opposed to rows. 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 will become bitter.