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Name: 'Lolla Rossa' Leaf Lettuce 1727
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Teaser: A beautiful looking leaf lettuce with dark red, tightly curled leaves.
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This Italian loose leaf lettuce is admired for its dark red, tightly curled leaves that taper to a lighter green centre. Useful as a garnish or for adding colour to any salad blend!  Lolla Rossa possesses a mild flavour and as it is slow to bolt, helps to provide a longer harvest.

  • Packet $1.89
  • 10g $5.75
  • 25g $9.15
  • 125g $30.90
  • 500g $82.45

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Product Code 1727
How To Grow 880 seed/gram Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3 mm (1/8") deep in rows 45 cm (18") apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5 cm (1") above the base – this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. Harvest head lettuce by cutting the head off at the base just below the lower leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.
Life Cycle Annual or Biennial Harvested as an Annual
Propagation Sow Direct Every Two Weeks as Long As Weather Is Cool
Days to Emergence 7 to10
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Bushy
Height Low to Medium %287%2E5 to 30 cm%29%283%22 to 12%22%29
Frost Tolerance Can Withstand Light Frost
Days to Harvest 55 days
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Open Pollinated
Length of Row Packet One packet sows approximately 6 m (20') of row.
Family Name Asteraceae
Latin Lactuca sativa
 
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