Baby Leaf - young leaves - are leaf vegetables that are eaten raw at a very early development stage. They contain plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, in some cases even 40 times more than the mature plants. Young leaves are one of the foundations of a healthy, low calorie diet. They look great and have a distinct, concentrated taste.
Lettuce "Lollo" (Lactuca sativa var. foliosa) develops decorative rosettes consisting of pale green, corrugated leaves instead of heads. It is a low calorie vegetable that may be eaten without limitations, yet very rich in nutrients. Lettuce leaves contain calcium, magnesium, iron, carotene, B vitamins and vitamin C. Consumption of lettuce leaves gives you the feeling of satiety and supports digestion, what makes this vegetable a part of all sorts of diet programmes. Young "Lollo" lettuce leaves are a great addition to salads, sandwiches and garnishes.
Seeds of the "Lollo" lettuce may be sown all year long to containers or all vegetation season directly to the ground. Seeds are sown 0.5 cm deep by hand or in rows a few centimetres apart. First leaves may be harvested already 3 - 4 weeks after the sow when they have reached 8 - 10 cm in height. The leaves grow back rapidly after the harvest, making 2 - 3 harvests possible from one sow. The soil for cultivation of the "Lollo" lettuce for young leaves should be light, permeable and moderately moist. Containers with the germinating seeds should be placed in a partially shady place.
A package contains 1.5 g of Baby Leaf "Lollo" lettuce seeds, as well as the sow-by date and growing instructions.
- Weight: 1.5 g
- Use: direct, raw consumption
- Harvest time: 3 - 4 weeks after the sow
- Site: partially shady; light, permeable, moderately moist