This French heirloom lettuce variety from has been pleasing gardeners with its rich, buttery flavor for more than a century. Compact, 12″ tall head with a tender green heart surrounded by bronze-red leaves. The name fittingly translates to “Red Winter”, as it is cold tolerant and resists tip burn. Ideal for fall planting. Botanical Interests’® Rouge d’Hiver Romaine Lettuce Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 152 ft.
Outdoors: sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. In mild climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.
For Successive Sowings: Sow Every 3 weeks until 4-6 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
Indoors: sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.