New Red Fire
New Red Fire
This prizehead leafy lettuce is a non heading type with exceptionally large leaves. Commercial growers like it for its uniformity, color and excellent resistance to bolting and disease. The market-quality, large, loose heads are green at the base and dark red at the ruffled leaf edges. This variety has strong heat and moderate cold tolerance. It is suitable both for cool and warm conditions and retains its crisp fresh flavor through the growing season.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 440-490 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- 419,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 50 to 55 days
- Planting season: Spring or fall
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Lettuce is adaptable to many growing conditions, but likes it cool around 60F-65F. Grow in spring and fall, and slow bolting by shading summer crops. In cool areas sow seeds in spring-early summer after last frost in a sunny location. In temperate areas, sow in spring and fall. In tropical areas, sow year-round. Seeds need light to germinate, so do not plant too deep. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Keep soil moist. Moisture stress and high temperatures encourage bolting. Make succession plantings every week or two.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use fresh in salads.