Lolla Rossa Loose-Leaf Lettuce

45-70 days. This adorable yet incredibly hardy little Loose-Leaf is comprised of densely ruffled, curled maroon-red leaves. Lolla Rossa's wild frilliness and dramatic, deep color make it a must for baby greens. Grown to maturity, our open-pollinated strain imported from Italy forms decorative mounds pretty enough for the flower garden - edible art edging your beds! Enjoy crunchy Lolla Rossa in a simple Italian salad made from fresh Tomatoes, sliced fresh mozzarella and Basil. Nothing but the simplest vinaigrette is required to adorn this ambrosial salad. Viva Lolla Rossa! (OP.)

One packet of about 700 seeds
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A far cry from its wild, weedy ancestors, Lettuce now appears in all shapes, textures, flavors and sizes, bringing healthy crunch to modern kitchens. The varieties we offer are beautiful, reliable and usually not available in stores. To enjoy its ephemeral sweetness and texture, make sure Lettuce grows quickly: water it frequently and fertilize weekly with fish emulsion or manure tea. Direct-seed from the spring through the late summer. For baby greens, sow thickly and harvest with scissors or raise transplants, plugging seedlings into empty spaces in your garden as they become available.

Average seed life: 3 years.

To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don't forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mache, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

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