If you're into really deep red lettuces, this dark red almost purple leaf lettuce forms loose heads with deeply waved (hence the rumple) leaves and crisp hearts. Bred by Frank Morton, this lettuce resists diseases and tolerates heat quite well in addition to also holding up great in cooler fall weather. Being quite attractive, it also makes a great addition to the flower garden! This is an OSSI-pledged variety. 60 days to maturity.
Whether seeding into a pot or directly into the garden, be sure not to bury the lettuce seed too deep. Cover the seed lightly; approximately 1/8" with loose soil and pat down gently. Keep the soil consistently moist until the plants emerge. Being heat sensitive, lettuce will usually germinate best below 24 degrees Celsius.
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