Lettuce, Rossa di Trento
- Red-tipped, savoyed leaves
- Slow to bolt
- Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
- 45-60 days
- ±30,000 seeds/oz
A beautiful savoyed red-tipped cutting lettuce from Milan, Italy. Winner of the 2010 lettuce tasting at SSE. Resists bolting and is widely adapted for outdoor plantings but also performs well in a greenhouse. Can be grown nearly year-round in mild climates. Looseleaf, 45-60 days. ±30,000 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.
These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 6 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/2 in. deep.
You can harvest the outer leaves of this plant as they mature or wait till it produces a full-sized head. To prevet the plant from bolting, keep the leaves well watered and cool.
This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.