Purple lettuce for sale – Easy plant to grow with edible leaves, planting in early spring (in cold area) and autumn (in warmer area) but there cultivars that fit for different kind of weather, better to buy seeds, seedling or young plant.
Purple lettuce – information before buying:
Growing information: annual plant, growing hardiness zone: -9 (in spring) 9+ (in autumn), water needed – average to big amount, light conditions – full sun to partial shade, height: 5-50cm, 2-20 inches.
Leaves harvesting in cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter, but there are cultivars for each part of the year, leaves can be in red, purple, black, bordeaux or mix colors.
Alternative names: Lactuca, Lactuca sativa