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Lettuce 'Lollo rossa'  

Lactuca sativa

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Lollo rossa is part of the Lettuce genus and is a Lettuce variety. Its scientific name is Lactuca sativa 'Lollo rossa'. Lollo rossa is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety. Leaves appear approximately as a   Harvard crimson colour.

An irresistible italian frilly with red tinged leaves – looks great growing on a sunny windowsill. Cut and come again type.

The very curly leaves are bright green with stunning bright red edges. Mild and tasty. A most beautiful lettuce.1

It is an Vegetable and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm), Lollo rossa grows with a stemless-like growth habit.

Lollo rossa Lettuce is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lollo rossa have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lollo rossa

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Position in a partial sun location and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Lollo rossa is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Lollo rossa needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.2 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Lollo rossa from seed

Sow direct into the garden.

Look to ensure a distance 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.49 inches (1.25 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Lollo rossa about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Lollo rossa

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Lollo rossa is a tender plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Lollo rossa about 45 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Lollo rossa

After 50 to 60 days after planting this crop is ready for harvest. Can be picked earlier if desired.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Misspellings of Lettuce 'Lollo rossa'

lolla rossa, lalla rassa. lolla rassa, lalla rossa, lollards rosa, lollo rosso, lolita, Darkness, lollo rosso darkness, Lollards Rosa, Lollards Rosa ‘Darkness’

Other Names for Lettuce 'Lollo rossa'

Lollo red, Lollo rossa red, Darkness