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LETTUCE Lollo Rosso

Lactuca sativa

Stock: Available


Family: Asteraceae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: 70


An excellent flavoured Italian variety lettuce; a compact non-hearting variety. This frilly lettuce is an intense red colour, with thick, crunchy leaves. The distinct red colour increases and becomes more intense when gown under severe temperatures, both cold and heat. The natural red pigment within the plant becomes dominant when these adverse conditions occur.

Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position with adequate water. Grow fast with plenty of water and regular feeds of liquid manure to avoid bitterness.

Tropical: All Year
Temperate: All Year
Cold: Spring-Summer

Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct or grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when learge enough to handle.
Germination: 6-10 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 7-8 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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