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A new red leaf lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) cultivar, “Mihong” which has late bolting and deep red leaf color was developed from a cross of “Danhongongchukmyeon” (deep red but early bolting and low yield) and “Hajicheongchukmyeon” (late bolting and high yield). The selection and breeding of advanced lines were done by pedigree method during 2000-2006. The advanced lines were evaluated for yield and adaptability in Korea (Gangwon, Kyunggi, Chungbuk, Kyungnam, Jeonnam, Jeonbuk, and Jeju) from 2007 to 2008. The “Mihong” has gray seed color, traverse elliptic leaves and deep red color. Compared to “Dukseomjeokchukmyeon”, marketable yield of “Mihong” was higher by 2% (at 291 g per plant) as a 17.3 ton/ha, but with particularly improved good expression of deep red leaf color in high temperature cultivation in the field. The shelf-life of “Mihong” was three weeks longer than “Dukseomjeokchukmyeon” at 4℃. The amount of anthocyanin content of “Mihong” were higher than with “Dukseomjeokchukmyeon” at 28.9 mg/100 g. Especially the degree of leaf hardness in “Mihong” showed 26.9 kg/cm2 compared to “Dukseomjeokchukmyeon”. therefore, its taste is better, more crispy, and sweeter than “Dukseomjeokchukmyeon” This new cultivar “Mihong” can be cultivated in all year around even if summer time cultivation.