Rouge D'Hiver Romaine Lettuce

60 days. An open-pollinated, heirloom variety, Rouge d’Hiver originated in France in l885. This red Romaine is unabashedly gorgeous, reliably hardy and perfect for baby greens. Rouge d’Hiver produces large, robust heads of reddish-bronze, green-veined leaves which tolerate both heat and cold well. Even after being dressed, its showy red leaves stay crisp and their heft makes them ideal with weightier salad ingredients. Serve shiny leaves of Rouge d’Hiver on a platter, arranging cooked, chilled Beet slices, Fennel slivers and toasted walnuts. Dress with a simple walnut oil vinaigrette and snips of Chives. Simple, elegant and healthy! It is perfect for our Grilled Romaine recipe. If you haven't yet grilled Romaine, you simply must~it is a real treat (particularly if the grill master in the family takes over for a kitchen-free night). (OP.)

One packet of about 700 seeds
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#2630
$3.85
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A far cry from its wild, weedy ancestors, Lettuce now appears in all shapes, textures, flavors and sizes, bringing healthy crunch to modern kitchens. The varieties we offer are beautiful, reliable and usually not available in stores. To enjoy its ephemeral sweetness and texture, make sure Lettuce grows quickly: water it frequently and fertilize weekly with fish emulsion or manure tea. Direct-seed from the spring through the late summer. For baby greens, sow thickly and harvest with scissors or raise transplants, plugging seedlings into empty spaces in your garden as they become available.

Average seed life: 3 years.

To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don't forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mache, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

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