Red Romaine lettuce is small to medium in size with an elongated shape. It has stiff, upright leaves. The tightly packed, evenly shaped heads are connected to a central blanched base, and the spoon-shaped leaves are dark green with shades of bronze, red, and purple. The interior leaves have a lighter hue and are typically pale yellow to green with a thin rib in the center. The outer leaves are broad and smooth with many folds and creases and the firm rib is crunchy, juicy, and succulent. Red Romaine lettuce is crisp and tender with a very mild, neutral taste.
Red Romaine lettuce, botanically classified as Lactuca sativa, is a small, loose-leaf, younger version of the popular mature lettuce belonging to the Asteraceae family. Baby Red Romaine lettuce is the general name given to a wide variety of lettuces including Rouge d'Hiver and Forellenschluss, It is generally cultivated in fields packed with heads growing closely together. Open-Pollinated, 35 Days Baby, 60 Days to Head.