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Red Salad Bowl Lettuce (Leaf)

Red Salad Bowl lettuce

Red Salad Bowl lettuce

Red Salad Bowl lettuce

Red Salad Bowl lettuce

This heirloom loose-leaf lettuce sports burgundy-red, finely divided leaves. This beautiful plant is heat-resistant and slow to bolt. It’s a perfect variety for cut-and-come-again harvesting, and is an All-America Selections (AAS) winner.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.2 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 9


  • Thin to 8 to 10 inches apart
  • Plant rows 12 inches apart


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


  • Good for cut-and-come-again harvesting
  • Slow bolting
  • Heat-tolerant
  • Cold-tolerant
  • Drought-tolerant

Do you grow Red Salad Bowl lettuce? What do you like about it? Please tell us about your Red Salad Bowl lettuce.


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