Lollo Rosso Lettuce - Heirloom Vegetable Garden Seed
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.
Variety: Lollo Rossa
Other Names: Lolla Rossa, Lollo Red
Seeds per Oz: Approx 16,000
Days to Maturity: Approx 55
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Uses: Lettuce seeds for planting. Use lettuce for salads, and sandwiches.
Temp Preference: Cooler
Light Preference: Full Sun, or Partial Shade
Resistances: Downy Mildew
Comments: Particularly striking as a border plant for the contrast it provides with greener foliage.
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|½ inches||Approx 16,000||60 to 75 F||6-10 Days||18 inches||12 inches||50lb||Full Sun or Partial Shade|
Sowing: Lollo Rossa should be planted as soon as soil is soft. Seeds should be planted ½ inch down and loosely covered with soil. Soil should be moist and cool when planting.
Transplanting: Seeds should be sown in flats about a month before moving outdoors. Before transplanting seeds outside, harden off your seedlings by placing the plants outside for a few hours each day, or by reducing the amount of water and the temperature. Make sure there is no chance of frost before moving plants outside.
Soil Preference:Rich, loamy, well-draining soil is best for leaf lettuce.Other Tips: Keeping the plants with cool with mulch can help prevent bolting.
Lettuce Harvest can be extended if you cut off the outer leaves as needed. Or harvest the lettuce all at once. Lollo Rosso can be harvested before it is fully mature for baby greens.