Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Lolla Rossa'

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

Regional

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

Mobile, Alabama

Long Beach, Mississippi

Goose Creek, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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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

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..