Lolla Rossa Lettuce is also known as Lollo Rossa and Continental Red lettuce. It is is a cut-and-come-again lettuce. The lettuce is small to medium in size, averaging 15-20 centimeters in diameter, and grows in a tightly compact, rosette shape. The frilly and curled, fan-shaped leaves are light green in the center and transition to a deep copper red around the edges. Connected at a central base, the leaves do not form a head and are made up of single branches. The leaves are tender, crisp, and chewy with a sweet and nutty flavor.
Growing Lolla Rossa Lettuce
For an early start, Lettuce Seeds can be started in flats 4 weeks prior to the last frost and transplanted outdoors in mid to late spring.
Sow seed 1/8 inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart.
When plants have two or three true leaves, thin to 12-inch spacing for crisphead varieties, 6 to 10 inches for other types.
You can also lightly broadcast seed (particularly of loose-leaf varieties) in a patch instead of a row.
Lettuce has a shallow root system. Keep soil moist to keep plants growing continuously. Mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Lettuce is tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers well-drained, cool, loose soil with plentiful moisture and pH 6.2 to 6.8.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.