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Lettuce Lollo Rosso Seeds

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Who says Italian is all about pastas? Their salads are both healthy and lip-smacking. Lollo Rosso, also known as Lollo Rossa, is a loose-leaf variety of lettuce. It has very curly, fan-shaped leaves with bright magenta edges. The leaves form a compact rosette when they grow 5- to 8-inches. This lettuce has a slightly bitter and nutty flavour, making it the perfect balance for sweeter lettuces or dressings.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Partial sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water daily

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Terrace or balcony

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    All seasons

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

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    6-8 weeks

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Germination will take place in 7-14 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Transplant in 14-20 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Space the seedlings at 6 inches by 8 inches

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 40-60 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • In colder weather the seeds need to be germinated indoors before transplanting them outside, but can be started outside directly in warmer weather.
  • Fill up the medium sized cups of a seedling tray with moist cocopeat and plant 2-3 seeds per cup, approximately 0.5 to 1 com below the surface and water with a soft spray or teaspoons.
  • In warmer weathers, plant the seeds directly in containers or soil beds. Ensure that the soil mix is light and well-draining. Plant the seeds with a 6 inch by 6 inch spacing in between them and cover with a light sprinkling of potting medium.
  • Water the seeds daily with a soft misting spray or teaspoon. The potting medium should never be dry. If planting outside, keep the containers in indirect light and protect it form direct sun or rain.
  • The seeds will germinate in 7 to 14 days. Retain the healthiest seedling and carefully prune the haggard one.
  • Keep the seedling tray indoors where it gets bright indirect light.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Rosso thrives in partial sunlight of up to 6 hours every day, so ensure that the containers or soil beds are positioned accordingly.
  • Once the seedlings emerge and establish a good root system, transplant them to a larger container or soil bed with well draining growing medium. Mix a rich but light compost before planting.
  • Plant the saplings 6 inches by 8 inches apart and water them regularly to ensure the soil is moist but not soggy. Give the growing plants indirect sunlight of up to 6 hours every day.
  • The black rose can grow up to 8 to 12 inches tall and 12 inches in spread. The plant can be harvested from anywhere between 40-60 days of growth.
  • Harvest before its too late, very mature lettuce turns woody and bitter.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

What are the yellow patches on my lettuce leaves?
The yellow patches on leaf surface and corresponding greyish marks on the underside is downy mildew, a fungal infection. Maintain plant hygiene by removing all plant debris and spray with organic fungicide at regular intervals.
Why is my lettuce mushy?
Lettuce loves a well-draining soil and excessive watering or waterlogging can cause root rot leading to the plant dying.
What are the other issues salad leaves can face?
Some of the most common issues are scorching due to excessive sunlight, infestations by aphids or cutworms that can be prevented by regular spray with organic pesticide.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

Lollo Rosso lettuce is best suited for raw applications as its bright colour, curly texture, and mild taste is showcased when fresh. The leaves are most popularly added to salads with other greens as the curly leaves increase the surface area and have the ability to catch and hold salad dressing. The leaves can also be used as a garnish, layered in sandwiches, torn and sprinkled over soups, or served as a bed for cooked meat.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

Lollo Rosso provides Vitamins A and C, folate, and iron. According to University of Glasgow scientists, it also has 100 times the antioxidants as common lettuce. In addition, the quercetin in Lollo Rosso leaves act as a natural antihistamine to relieve allergy and asthma symptoms.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.Lollo Rosso lettuce was believed to be first cultivated by the Egyptians and was considered to be an aphrodisiac and a medicinal remedy.

2.The leaves and sap would be made into a concoction with juniper berries, beef, and frankincense to help reduce symptoms of stomach aches.

3.Today Lollo Rosso lettuce has remained a popular specialty lettuce and was awarded the RHS Garden of Merit award in 1993, recognized for its colour, taste, texture, and ease of growth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you grow Lettuce microgreens?

If you want to Lettuce microgreens, choose a flat container. Scatter and sow the seeds in a crowded manner. In 10 - 15 days your micro greens will be ready.

Which is the best season to grow Lettuce?

Winter is the best season to sow your Lettuce seeds. Although it can be grown through the year.

How much sunlight does Lettuce need?

Lettuce prefers full sun. But it can also tolerate partial shade.

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