Lettuce Seeds - Lollo Rossa
- 250 Seeds
- 60 Days to Maturity
- Vibrant Magenta Leaves with Tiny Frills
- Leaf Length: 5-8 inches
- Cut-and-Come-Again Loose Leaf Type
- Classic Curly-Leafed 'Lollo' Type
- Flavorful and Decorative Leaves
- Perfect, Consistent Heads
The Lollo Rossa Lettuce, with its distinctive curly leaves, is steeped in history and possibly influenced by the captivating Italian actress, Gina Lollobrigida. Often referred to by her affectionate nickname "La Lollo", the actress was famous not just for her roles but also for her signature short, tousled hairstyle. Drawing parallels with the lettuce's short, curly leaves, it is believed that this lettuce variety might have been named in her honor.
Lollo Rossa lettuce stands out both in flavor and aesthetics. Its uniquely frilly, magenta leaves not only add a splash of color to salads but also provide a flavorful bite that's both crisp and tender. The leaves' consistent growth pattern ensures that they form perfect heads every time, making them an ideal addition to any meal, be it salads, sandwiches, or wraps.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Cultivating Lollo Rossa lettuce is a rewarding experience, given its "cut-and-come-again" nature. This allows multiple harvests from a single planting, as the lettuce regrows after being cut. For optimal growth, plant the seeds in well-draining soil, ensuring they are spaced sufficiently. With a planting depth of about 1/4 inch and spacing of 6-8 inches between seeds, this lettuce variety thrives in cooler temperatures. Regular watering will promote healthy growth, and within 60 days, gardeners can expect a bountiful harvest of these beautiful, frilly leaves. Embrace a touch of cinematic history in your garden with the Lollo Rossa lettuce!