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Lettuce 'Red Iceberg'

Lactuca sativa

Red Iceberg is a variety of Lettuce which is a member of the Lettuce family. Its botanical name is Lactuca sativa 'Red Iceberg'. An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Red Iceberg normally reaches to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm).

Red Iceberg Lettuce is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Lettuce 'Red Iceberg'

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Enjoys a partial sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Red Iceberg is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Red Iceberg needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.2 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Red Iceberg from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.49 inches (1.25 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 5°C / 41°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red Iceberg about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red Iceberg

Red Iceberg is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Red Iceberg about 45 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Red Iceberg

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early autumn.

Lettuce 'Red Iceberg' information

How long does Red Iceberg take to grow?

These estimates for how long Lettuce 'Red Iceberg' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I sow Red Iceberg?

Folia's when to plant Lettuce 'Red Iceberg' estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!

Misspellings of Lettuce 'Red Iceberg'

Red Iceburg, Iceburg Red

Other Names for Lettuce 'Red Iceberg'

Iceberg Red


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