Lettuce, Rossa di Trento

Lactuca sativa
$2.99 to $50.00
SKU: 0386
  • Red-tipped, savoyed leaves
  • Slow to bolt
  • Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
  • 45-60 days
  • ±30,000 seeds/oz

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Lettuce, Rossa di Trento Description

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.