Fill your bowl with the mixed colors of Salad Bowl! This blend has it all: great flavor, good looks, and sweet leaves in a heat-tolerant variety. The greens and reds look beautiful in salads and sandwiches. Harvest young for terrific baby greens. 'Green Salad Bowl' won the All-America Selections award in 1952, and 'Red Salad Bowl' won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1995.
Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 21 – 50 days
Family: Organic, Heirloom
Hardiness: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.
Plant Dimensions: 6″–8″ tall, 8″ wide
Variety Information: 'RED SALAD BOWL' has deeply lobed, burgundy leaves that form a large rosette if proper sowing distances are observed. Red color is more intense in cool weather. 'GREEN SALAD BOWL' has lobed, wavy green leaves forming a rosette. Both are resistant to bitter flavor during the heat. Both varieties in Salad Bowl Blend are from the 1950s.
Attributes: Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: Surface to 1/8″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8″
Row Spacing: 12″
Thinning: When ½” tall, thin to 1 every 8″
Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2″. For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.
This packet sows up to 177 feet. 880 seeds.