(Lactuca sativa) Vibrant red tips on green leaves, this looseleaf adds a wonderful shade of red to a salad. Another individual plant discovered in a field of “Prizehead” in the 1980s, Royal Red is a former intellectual property protected lettuce that now resides publicly in the USDA collection. Wavy, crumpled, thick leaves that pack a lot of texture into a bite, with a pleasing crunch. Young lettuces do not show much red in the flats, but develop bright painted tips in the field. A great old-school "red leaf" market variety.
55 days. UO
Packet: 1g (~800 seeds)