Massive, gorgeous and delicious, we love Organic New Red Fire Lettuce for bolt resistance in the heat of summer. New Red Fire is also surprisingly cold tolerant, though perhaps less surprising once you know ‘Marvel of the Four Seasons’ is in her lineage. As a result, we regularly enjoy glorious heads for Thanksgiving and into December, especially when we protect her under hoops and floating row cover.
We also appreciate New Red Fire’s diverse disease resistance which is increasingly significant here in the Northeast where our climate is becoming more variable but trending toward wet, favoring both bacterial and fungal diseases.
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Planting Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
To Direct Sow: Sow early spring, 1 inch apart. Enjoy thinnings and leave 12 inches between plants. Ample water grows sweetest lettuce. Sow every 3 weeks for consistent harvest til ~6 weeks before fall frost.
For Transplanting: Sow indoors early spring, 2 seeds per cell or soil block, and thin to 1. Harden off and transplant before/after last frost. Succession plant as above.
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Days to Germination: 3 at 75°F; 8 at 60°F
Sun Needs: Full / Part
Spacing: 10-12 inches; rows 12 inches apart
Days to Harvest: 28 days to baby leaf; 50 to full size