Lettuce 'Lollo Rossa'
Lactuca Sativa – 0.25g – Approx 200 Seeds
Lollo Rossa is a classic Italian heirloom which is well known for its tight ruffled leaves which are green in the centre and turn crimson red around the edges.
It is a cut and come again variety with a crisp, tender texture and a sweet nutty flavour.
Lollo Rossa is resistant to extreme temperatures
Sow the seeds undercover in late winter/early spring. Can also be direct sown in late spring/early summer or late summer/early autumn. Early and late sowings will need protection. Thins seedlings when large enough to handle. Sow in succession for a continuous supply.
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Lettuce was first cultivated in Ancient Egypt where they used to extract oil from the seeds.
It was also considered to be a sacred plant of the reproduction god; Min
The Ancient Greeks learned from the Egyptians how to grow lettuce and often served it as a salad at the beginning of meals to help with digestion.