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Lettuce Red Fire

Barcode: 5027559126444   |   Manufacturers Code: 12644A


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Lettuce is a staple ingredient in most delicious salads. So why not make yours mor exciting by growing your very own crunchy, fresh salad leaves. Red Fire has dramatic deep red leaves that are highly fringed. This variety will add excellent flavour and make a real change in your salads.,
WHEN TO SOW
End of March to early June.
WHERE TO SOW
Open ground in rows 2cm apart or in seed trays under glass for early sowing.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Thin out seedlings as they grow to about 15cm apart. Replant thinnings into a separate bed using some spacings. Plants should then be thinned out to 30cm apart.
MATURITY
First heads should be ready for cutting within eight weeks of sowing.
HANDY TIP
Sow a few seeds every 3 weeks to ensure a full season cropping.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES
Lettuce is high in anti-oxidant, folic acid and vitamin C. Lettuce seeds can be sown in modules. seed trays or direct into the growing site and thinned to the required spacings as soon as possible. Rows should be about 30cm apart and the seeds sown 1cm deep. Small lettuces can be spaced at 15-20cm distances, whilst large crispheads will need 30-35cm. Regular watering is essential especially the 7-10 days before
MATURITY
. Lettuces mature quickly, butterheads at about 10 weeks and crisphead and cos types at around 14 weeks. They will not stand for more than 5-7 days once mature before running to seed, so successful successional sowing or the use of the "cut and come again" types is required. Sowings begin in February under glass at 15
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