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LACTUCA sativa 'Silvia'
Red Romaine Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Silvia Red Romaine Lettuce
The large, glossy, deep red leaves of this romaine lettuce make a crisp flavorful addition to salads and sandwiches. The upright, paddle-shaped outer leaves surround a dense central core of relatively small, pale leaves. Cool temperatures and bright sunshine intensifies leaf color and perfects the flavor. Warm temperatures and shade will cause more green pigmentation. Plants are more resistant to summer heat if watered regularly.
This variety grows from seed to first harvest in about 70 days. Successive planting every two weeks will prolong the harvest season.
Lettuce is a cool season, annual vegetable and there are many forms, colors and types. Romaine (Cos) lettuce is known for its dense elongated heads of thickly ribbed leaves that are the main ingredient of Caesar’s salads. In hot weather, the whole leafy clump elongates and becomes bitter-flavored. When fully elongated it "bolts," producing tall branched stems covered with pale yellow flowers followed by fluffy white seedheads. Once plants begin to bolt, pull them or allow them to set seed for collection.
In temperate zones lettuce is favored as a spring and fall crop. In milder climates it is grown as a winter crop. Full sun, rich well-drained soil and regular water are needed for good production and performance.
12 - 1
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm
10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm
Northern Europe, Northern Africa, Asia
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Light Green, Dark Red, Bronze
Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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