Rouge de Hiver is a very beautiful European heirloom romaine lettuce from the 1800’s. The large, flat and broad leaves are sweet with a buttery texture. Color varies from green to bronze to deep red. A quick grower, Rouge de Hiver is heat and cold tolerant. 55 days.
15,000 seeds/oz.; 7-14 days, 50-70°F.
Can be started early indoors or directly in the garden. Grows best in cool weather, 55-60°F.
Seeds go dormant at temperatures above 85°F.
Leslie, Wallingford, PA –
Rouge D’Hiver-The Best Lettuce I have ever had
I planted this last fall (actually Late Summer in August) for a fall crop. Even through a heavy frost (25 F) it continued to produce and we harvested it up until Christmas. This will be the first lettuce I order this Spring. It was sweet and tender the whole time and never got tough as some other varieties do as they mature.