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Like an oak leaf lettuce but with a bit more crunch and bite, and all the better for it. Pretty coloured leaves in the garden and bowl.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Lactuca
Group/Species sativa
Variety Batavia Red
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Lettuce
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow in small batches every 4-6 weeks, water the drill before sowing to decrease temperatures and ideally sow in the evening. The plants will be happiest in a cool, northern-facing bed, kept moist. Hot weather inhibits germination and increases the likelihood of bolting. Can also be sown in modules or gutters under cover February-September for later planting outside, but avoid sowing during the hotter, drier summer months.
Care Tips Lettuces need plenty of water, but not too much sun. Water regularly but aim the water at the soil and avoid wetting the leaves. It is also important to keep on top of weeding, a mulch of garden compost or grass clippings around the base of the plants will help retain moisture and keep the weeds down.
Storing This keeps well in the fridge.
Harvesting 6-8 weeks from sowing, giving leaves for about 3 months. Harvest just outer leaves so plant can continue to grow. Successional sowing should provide leaves nearly all year. Keep picking regularly to prevent running to seed. Can be grown inside in a greenhouse or polytunnel for picking all winter.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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