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Red Iceberg Lettuce (Crisphead/Iceberg)

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics of Red Iceberg lettuce, one of the Plant Profiles featured in our Lettuce Collection.

Red Iceberg Lettuce

Red Iceberg Lettuce

Enjoy the snappy crispness of an iceberg lettuce with rich red leaves, a sweet taste, and a higher nutritional value than other iceberg lettuce. The Red Iceberg’s outer leaves are a stunning, deep reddish bronze. This uncommon variety forms fairly tight heads of 8 to 10 inches that hold for a long time. Matures in 70 to 80 days.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.2 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 9

Spacing

  • Thin to 6 to 12 inches apart
  • Plant rows 12 inches apart

Moisture

  • Water deeply 1 inch a week; do not let soil dry out

Notes

  • Sow every two to three weeks for ongoing harvest
  • Thin rows to 6 to 12 inches, depending on whether you want baby heads or full heads
  • Can snip off individual leaves if desired

Have you ever grown Red Iceberg lettuce? Please tell us your favorite thing about them and your experiences growing Red Iceberg lettuce.

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