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Red Leaf Lettuce plant , Lactuca sativa

1)Name of Plant ( common Name/ scientific name)- Red Leaf Lettuce plant/ Lactuca sativa

2) Type of plant (Indoor/outdoor)- Outdoor

3) Size of pot it comes in- 4 inches

4) Seasonal/ perennial-  Seasonal

5) Flowering/ Foliage-  Foliage

6) Place to keep- Full sun


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978 in stock

Estimated delivery date 2024/07/21

Red Leaf Lettuce

About Red Leaf Lettuce

Red Leaf Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a leafy vegetable in the daisy family. It resembles romaine lettuce except in its tips, which have a red or purple tinge. Aside from adding a burst of color to your favorite salad or sandwich, this vegetable offers numerous benefits. Generally grown as a hardy annual, red leaf lettuce is easily cultivated, although it requires relatively low temperatures to prevent it from flowering quickly. Red lettuce is a rich source of vitamin K and vitamin A, and a moderate source of folate and iron.

Planting And Care

  • Keep well watered to avoid bolting
  • Avoid over-watering
  • Water when the soil feels dry to touch
  • Apply nitrogen-rich fertilizer in the growing stages
  • Lastly avoid damage to the roots if you wish to grow further
Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Moderate
Soil Well-drained nitrogen rich soils having pH 6.0-6.8
Temperature 16-18 degree celsius
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer rich in nitrogen
Storage After harvest, lettuce lasts the longest when kept at 0 °C (32 °F) and 96 percent humidity. Lettuce quickly degrades when stored with fruit such as apples, pears and bananas that release the ripening agent ethylene gas.

Red Leaf Lettuce uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Red Lettuce is a rich source of vitamin K and vitamin A, and a moderate source of folate and iron.
  • It is a rich source of anti-oxidants.

Special Features

The most obvious feature of red leaf lettuce is its reddish-purple leaves. The intensity of the red hue can vary from deep burgundy to a lighter reddish-green, depending on the variety. Red lettuce typically has loose, ruffled leaves that are more delicate and softer compared to other types of lettuce, such as romaine or iceberg. Furthermore it’s leaves are tender and have a mild, slightly sweet flavor, making it a popular choice for salads and garnishes. Like other leafy greens, red leaf lettuce is low in calories and rich in vitamins A, K, and C. It also contains folate, potassium, and fiber, making it a nutritious addition to meals.

Red lettuce is versatile in the kitchen and can be used in various dishes beyond salads, such as wraps, sandwiches, and as a garnish for soups or entrees. In Addition it’s vibrant color not only adds visual appeal to dishes but also provides a contrast when mixed with other greens in salads, enhancing the overall presentation. Besides red lettuce is relatively easy to grow and is often cultivated in home gardens or in hydroponic systems due to its rapid growth and adaptability.

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