Lollo Rossa produces lots of loose leaves which are deep red in colour. This is a strong, vigorous variety, ideal to grow all year round. If you think green lettuce is a bit boring, this is a must-try variety.
Sow the Lollo Rossa lettuce seeds from February onwards. 0.5 cm deep leaving 30 cm between rows. Sow first under protection, in seed trays to plant out later, or direct in the greenhouse in March. Then from in mid-spring, you can sow the seeds direct outside into a well-prepared bed; in late April – June.. Lettuce seeds will germinate above 10 degrees Celsius. Rich, well-drained soil is recommended. Thin out to 15 cm apart for baby leaf production, 30 – 40 cm apart for full-size lettuce. Water well in dry spells.