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Romaine Lettuce Devil's Ears Red [Lactuca sativa var. Longifolia]

Romaine Lettuce Devil's Ears Red [Lactuca sativa var. Longifolia]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

Devil's Ear Romaine Lettuce is a annual old specialty
from France. It has a dense rosette growth
and delicate green red pointed leaves with a spicy slightly bitter aromatic taste. It gets sweeter towards the heart. Very bolt-resistant selection with a long harvest window.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Culture duration: 80 days
Plant hight approx: 40 cm
Root type: Shallow Rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until 3°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy and humus rich

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type : Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 5 -22°C
Germination time: 5 -8 days
Plant-, row distance : 25x30 cm

Optimal mix culture:
Unfavorable mix culture:

Planting information
Pre-cultivation from February - May at an average ambient temperature of approx. 10°C. Lettuce needs light to germinate, so do not cover the seeds with soil. It is recommended for pre-cultivation to sow the seeds in a small box and cover it so that it is translucent. After the seeds have germinated, open and keep constantly moist. Then prick out in the desired containers.
Plant the seedlings with a row spacing of 25cm and from row to row 30cm.

Other names
Latin botanical names: L Actuca sativa var. Longifolia
English names: romaine lettuce, romaine salad
German name: Romaine lettuce
Portuguese names: Alface
Spanish names:
French names:


Potent germination capacity: 3-4 year

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

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National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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