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Lactuca sativa 'Lolla Rossa'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lolla Rossa
Additional cultivar information: (aka Assor, Dark Lolla Rossa, Lollo Rosso)

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 29, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

As described by Harris Seeds: "53 Days. Lolla Rossa Darkness is an ideal variety to grow for salad mixes. Its intense red color and tightly curled leaf will add a splash of color, texture and loft to your salad or greens mixes. Lolla Rossa Darkness has a compact plant habit and holds its dark red color, even under stressful growing conditions. Not mosaic tested."


Positive saya On Jul 30, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

A yummy lettuce...easy to grow...We 've had our hottest juli ever measured with temps 37o in the shade...the hottest sun did 'nt harm it...only a sprinkle water in the evening...it even did 'nt go to flower..

Harvesting height ... only 15 cm...and across 30 cm..

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Long Beach, Mississippi
Goose Creek, South Carolina



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