Growing Lollo Rosso Lettuce Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: lactuca sativa
- Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Indoors or outdoors
- Days to Maturity: 50 – 70 days
- Hardiness Zone: 4 – 9
- Planting Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Row Spacing: 18"
- Growth Habit: Mound
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained.
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Diseases/pests/problems:Lettuce that is crowded while growing will have a bitter taste. Susceptible to aphids and slugs.
- Color: Green with red streaks
- Flavor: Mildly sweet
Start by sowing the non-GMO seeds 1/2 inch in moist soil with twelve inches between plants and eighteen inches between rows. Make sure to allow enough space between seeds for the lettuce to grow, as overcrowding can cause the lettuce to have a bitter taste. Firm the soil lightly. While growing, keep the soil well watered. Harvest sixty days after planting.
Lollo Rosso Lettuce (Lactuca sativa ‘lollo rossa’), is an Italian lettuce also known as Lolla Rossa, easy to grow loose leaf type of lettuce. It’s dark magenta color sets it apart from most other lettuces. It has frilly kale-like leaves, and a mild, but flavorful taste. It grows better in cooler areas, as it will prematurely bolt if exposed to too much heat. Lollo Rosso is an annual growing best in Zones 4-9. Easy to grow and slow to bolt, this is the perfect lettuce for those who love a bit of color! It makes a beautiful garnish and adds texture to salads. Cut and come again.