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  • lettuce (cut and come again) / Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa'
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

lettuce 'Lollo Rossa'

lettuce (cut and come again) / Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa'

RHS award of garden merit £1.49
Pot size approx 500 seeds
approx 500 seeds
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil

    A gorgeous lettuce with frizzy purple-tinged leaves which look fabulous in the plot and even better on the plate. It's a cut-and-come-again variety, so you can pick the outer leaves as you need them for salads and the heart will continue producing more, giving you a continuous harvest over several weeks.

  • Growing InstructionsSow into trays or modules in the greenhouse or on a windowsill and harden off before planting out. Or sow direct in shallow drills where they are to grow, either in containers or in the open ground, thinning seedlings to 15cm apart. Protect from slugs and cover early and late sowings with a cloche. For sweet, succulent baby salad leaves, grow plants at a close spacing and snip the whole head off with scissors about 2cm above ground level once leaves are 8cm tall.

  • Sow: March-July

  • Harvest: May-September

  • Approximate quantity: 500 seeds.
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