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Lettuce Lollo Red – 2 grams

45 EGP

SKU: 15006040 Categories: , ,
Brands: Sativa Seeds

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Sativa Seeds – Lettuce Lollo Red – 2 grams (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)

Germination Rate: 98%

Origin: Italy

Lollo Rosso lettuce is a type of loose-leaf lettuce that is prized for its curly, red-tinged leaves. It is commonly used in salads, sandwiches, and as a garnish for various dishes. Lollo Rosso lettuce is a relatively new variety of lettuce that was developed in Italy in the 1960s.

 

Compared to other types of lettuce, Lollo Rosso has a slightly bitter and nutty flavor that can add a nice contrast to sweeter salad ingredients. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, potassium, and iron.

 

Lollo Rosso lettuce can be grown in a variety of settings, including in gardens, containers, and hydroponic systems. It prefers well-draining soil and partial to full sun. It can be planted in the spring or fall and should be watered regularly to keep the soil evenly moist. It typically takes 50-60 days for Lollo Rosso lettuce to reach maturity, and it can be harvested by cutting the outer leaves at the base of the stem, leaving the inner leaves to continue growing.

 

Lollo Rosso lettuce is a popular choice for salads and other dishes, as it has a unique appearance and flavor profile and is a good source of vitamins and minerals.

 

Variety Description:

Voluminous and heavy tuft, remarkably decorative curly green leaves whose outer edges vary from dark red.

to purple. Lollo Rossa has a pleasantly mild taste with a hint of sweetness and is exactly what is needed to.

lift a common-looking salad to new heights.

Sowing: January – March and August – September.

Harvest: March – June and September – November.

Resistance: HR BI 1-16 (Bremia Latucae).

 

Sowing and Growing:

Sowing and Growing:

Lollo Rosso lettuce prefers well-draining soil and partial to full sun. Choose a site that receives at least 4-6 hours of sun per day.

Lollo Rosso lettuce is a relatively new variety of lettuce that was developed in Italy in the 1960s. It is a cool-weather crop that grows best in mild temperatures between 60-65°F (15-18°C). It can be grown in various settings, including in gardens, containers, and hydroponic systems.

Home Growing

The plant goes through several stages during its growth, as it completes its cultivation through seeds.

Lollo Rosso lettuce prefers well-draining soil and partial to full sun. Choose a site that receives at least 4-6 hours of sun per day.

Seeding and growing

  Germination directly in the soil:

  1. Prepare the soil mixture and plant the seeds at a depth of 1 cm in the soil, where the seeds must be covered with soil for the success of the germination process (Mixture of 70% cocopeat – 10% vermiculite – 5% perlite – 15% plant compost is preferred. It can increase the proportion of compost to 30% when the plant grows and add the amount of organic fertilizer to the soil when planting lettuce so that the roots do better into the soil.
  1. Spray the soil and seeds with water using a spray bottle or a spray bottle and cover them with a plastic box or a plastic bag to speed up the germination process, do not forget to make holes in the plastic box so that the seeds can breathe. Germination takes about 3 to 15 days.
  1. Examine the seeds once every 3 days and make sure that the soil has sufficient moisture for the seeds until germination. After germination, the plastic bag is removed and the plant is placed in a sunny place, don’t forget to water them well.

Germination in seedling trays or small containers:

It is preferable to plant in this way to achieve the highest rates of growth and to provide the appropriate conditions for seed germination in a better way, and this also encourages the seeds to grow better.

  1. Prepare the soil mix and plant the seeds at a depth of 1 cm in the soil, where the seeds must be covered with soil for the success of the germination process (a mixture of 70% cocopeat – 10% vermiculite – 5% perlite – 15% plant compost is preferred). By adding the amount of organic fertilizer to the soil when planting Lettuce so that the roots grow better into the soil.
  2. Spray the soil and seeds with water using a sprayer and cover them with a plastic box or a plastic bag to speed up the germination process, do not forget to make holes in the plastic box so that the seeds can breathe. Germination takes about 3 to 15 days.
  3. Examine the seeds once every 3 days and make sure that the soil has sufficient moisture for the seeds until germination. After germination, the plastic bag is removed and the plant is placed in a sunny place, paying attention to watering well.
  4. After 4 leaves appear, so that there are 3 real leaves, the plant can be moved to larger containers so that there is more space for the seeds to grow and mature.

Growth stage:

It takes about 60 days for lettuce to reach maturity, and during this stage, lettuce needs some important factors affecting its growth.

Therefore, care must be taken to ensure that the soil is rich in various nutrients, such as vegetable compost.

Some Plant Needs:

  • Type: suitable for cultivation in greenhouses as well as open fields.
  • Maturity Days: 60 days
  • Planting: Jan – March
  • Preferred Soil when Transplanting: 80% cocopeat, 10% vermiculite – 10% treated vegetable compost
  • Preferred Soil when Planting: 70% cocopeat, 10% vermiculite, 15% treated vegetable compost – 5% Perlite
  • Planting Depth: 1 cm
  • Plant Distances: 10 – 30 cm
  • Light: Bright Sun
  • pH Range: 5.5 – 6.5
  • Electrical Conductivity (EC): 0.8 to 1.2
  • Total Dissolved Salts (TDS): 512 – 768
  • Color: Red

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Harvesting

Harvesting:

  • Lettuce can be harvested quickly as a batch by cutting the whole head.
  • You can harvest the entire plant including the roots and you should keep it in cold temperatures, just above freezing (above 0º C) is ideal, this way lettuce can stay fresh for up to three weeks.
  • Don’t let the lettuce freeze, if frozen, the leaf will wilt quickly.
  • Lettuce requires humidity to avoid drying out, but condensation or heavy moisture on the leaves is detrimental.
  • The best thing that producers can do to avoid condensation is to keep temperatures very consistent and process lettuce as little as possible.

General Info:

  • Lettuce is one of the most popular and extensively used crops in the world. It is grown well in almost any gardening system, whether hydroponic, aquaponic, or traditional soil and is known to have a high market demand.
  • Hundreds of lettuce varieties are grown around the world, with the most common varieties being Red and Green Romaine, Iceberg, Oak Leaves, Green Leaf, and Mesclun mixes.

  • Both high temperatures and dry soil can trigger plants to bolt and flower, turning the leaves bitter and stopping leaf production.
  • Lettuce is vulnerable to post-harvest wilting if the harvesting techniques are handled roughly during the process.
  • Water makes up over 95% of raw lettuce. As a result, eating lettuce hydrates the body. Although drinking liquids is necessary, water in foods can also significantly contribute to hydration
  • Lettuce is a source of vitamin A, which plays a role in eye health. Vitamin A can reduce a person’s risk of cataracts. Vitamin A also helps prevent macular degeneration.
  • Extracts of multiple lettuce types have also been shown to promote sleep. Until further research is conducted, it’s unknown if the lettuce in its natural form can produce a similar effect.
  • The nutritional content of lettuce varies across varieties.
  • Lettuce contains a significant amount of vitamin A, along with small amounts of vitamin C and iron.

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