Red Evolution

Crop: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Andrew Still Adaptive Seeds and the Seed Ambassadors Project

OSSI Pledge Date: 11/27/2015

Release Date: 11/27/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


We ventured into our first attempt at lettuce breeding with this ultra red leaf gem. A little opportunistic to start, we discovered a few off types in one lot of Revolution lettuce. Over a few years we have stabilized this off type, now liking it more than its parent. Taller & less frilly than Revolution, Red Evolution has the same deep red color. Its dark red anthocyanin based pigment & its ancestry give it a great level of disease resistance. Unlike other lettuces, it doesn’t seem to get any mold or mildew. We love it for salad mix because its color offers rich contrast to the other greens in a mix.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners