A beautiful looking leaf lettuce with dark red, tightly curled leaves.
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.
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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.
Annual or Biennial Harvested as an Annual
Sow Direct Every Two Weeks as Long As Weather Is Cool
Days to Emergence
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