Stunning, deep-red tints gloss over medium-green, crinkled leaves. The large, open plant is very slow to bolt and holds a long time after maturity without getting bitter. Plant Red Sails looseleaf lettuce seeds, all year long. A very popular All America Selections winner from 1985. Plant Red Sails looseleaf lettuce seeds in early spring, and again at the end of summer for fall and winter harvest. Try growing Red Sails in a cloche tent or cold frame and harvesting all winter long. Sow short rows of lettuce at two week intervals in the spring so that it does not all mature at once.
Matures in 66 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.