Lettuce 'New Red Fire' Seed Pack

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This loose leaf variety forms heads almost 12" tall and about 8" wide, with firey red tips on frilly leaves. Because New Red Fire is slow to bolt and is fairly heat tolerant, you may want to harvest individual outer leaves as you need them, and leave at least half to keep on growing. Otherwise, you may cut the entire head to the ground or two inches above if you want it to regrow. You may also do successive sowings every three weeks, but seeds typically will not germinate if the soil temp is 80 degrees or above.   

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Mature Size: 8"–10" tall, 6" wide
Light: Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness: Frost tolerant annual
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date
Special Germination Instructions: Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10 days
Seed Depth: Surface to 1/8"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"
Row Spacing: 12"
Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 8"
Maturity Date: 55 days
When to Harvest: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.
Additional Info: Slow to bolt. If soil temp is 80 degrees or higher, best to start seeds indoors.
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