Lollo Rossa dressed in long, intense cranberry bordeaux skirt with very little chartreuse visible. Traditional Lollo has intense deep red/magenta color only as a distinct edging and a much larger swath of chartreuse on each leaf. Dark Lollo was consistently vibrant in our trials and will hold its color well indoors for autumn, winter and spring cultivation. Slightly smaller than standard Lollo Rossa, this beauty is more than all-show ” it has a great flavor to match!
Raw seed non-MI:
Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: determined by variety average 50 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 40-75ºF.
Cultural information: can be sown directly into the ground as soon as soil can be worked, or indoors and then transplant.
Plant in rows 12"-18" apart, 1" between seeds.
Seed count: average 475,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: direct seed ¼ - ½ oz. per 100 ft. row, 1 pound per acre.
Diseases and pests: mildew problems can be avoided by proper spacing and variety selection.
Harvesting: cut for full heads or for individual leaves.
"MI" means Mosaic Indexed - zero cases of Mosaic virus found in 30,000 plants.