This amazing lettuce is a big, deep-red heirloom dating back to the 1700s. Heads grow 26-30cm (10-12") tall! Individual leaves are easy to pick and hold well in salads. Plant Cimmaron romaine lettuce seeds at two to three week intervals from March to August, as some will hold in the garden through a mild winter. The baby leaves look wonderful in salads and the deep red colour is accompanied by superb flavour and crisp, tender texture. There's a reason this lettuce has been around for centuries - it is a reliable, high quality workhorse that is virtually impervious to bolting.
Matures in 60-70 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
Lettuce can be harvested from the garden from late spring to the late fall, and sometimes (given a bit of protection) all winter. The high protein chlorophyll in the dark-green leaves is highly nutritious. Salads are not complete without these leafy greens. Follow along with this handy how to grow lettuce from seed guide and grow fresh salad leaves all season long.