It has soft, ruffled leaves that are a medium-green colour with deep purpley-red tinges on the frilly edges.
Lollo Rosso grows 6 to 8 inches wide (15cm to 20 cm), and tolerates heat well without bolting. It is a “cut and come again” lettuce: you can harvest some of the plant and it will regrow. It takes 55 days from seed to maturity.
Lollo Rosso can add some of the redness of radicchio without the expense or bitterness.
1 pound lettuce = 450g = approx 6 cups torn
8 oz lettuce = 225g = approx 3 cups torn
2 oz shredded lettuce = 50g = 1 cup
8 oz shredded lettuce = 200g = 4 cups
You will also see it spelt “Lolla Rossa.”