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Salad Bowl, Red - Leaf Lettuce

Salad Bowl, Red - Leaf Lettuce

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Red Salad Bowl

50 days — Similar to 'Green Salad Bowl' lettuce except, as its name implies, 'Red Salad Bowl' has reddish-bronze colored leaves. It is a very ornamental plant that makes an attractive addition to a tossed salad. It is also slow to bolt (go to seed) during the heat of the summer allowing for a long harvest period.

'Red Salad Bowl' was bred by the Dessert Seed Company of El Centro, California[1] from a selection of 'Green Salad Bowl' and introduced in 1955. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 500 to 600 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Lettuce and other greens thrive in cool spring and fall weather (50° F to 60° F). A few greens can handle summer heat, but most of them prefer the cooler temperatures of spring and fall. Most lettuce and greens can withstand occasional exposure to light frost but if very cold weather is coming, protect your plants with a frost cover.

Sowing: Prepare the seedbed outdoors using a hard tined rake, smoothening out the soil. Lightly sow and just barely cover the seeds with soil. Keep soil moist until germination is achieved. You can also start seeds indoors by sowing into seed starting trays using fresh new seed starting potting mix into clean seed starting trays. Just barely cover the seeds and keep well watered until they sprout. Harden off and transplant into the garden after about 3 weeks. Informational References:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America,"  Lettuce (M-Z), Lists 1-27 Combined, Edited by Edward J. Ryder, James D. McCreight and Beiquan Mou, U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California.