Bibb lettuce leaves turning reddish-purple

mike79njJuly 12, 2014

I'm not sure if this is normal but several of my bibb lettuce plants are turning red/purple in the inner leaves. What might be wrong? I have salad bowl lettuce growing in the next row and they are fine.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Perhaps heat stress?
If so, rig temporary shade.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 6:58PM
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Peter1142(Zone 6b)

Mine did that and they were fine, had a nice harvest

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 7:09PM
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mike79nj

I could understand the heat stress, they have been in a hot sun here and I got a late start planting them. I'll try that thanks. I'll follow up to let everyone know what happens.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 8:31PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

It is because of the sun but not heat stress. Some varieties do that, just like some leaf lettuce sold in store.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 7:49AM
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