Eden Project Romaine Lettuce ‘Bionda Colloseo’ - Lactuca sativa

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Product Description

These crunchy, upright lettuces are the mainstay of summer salads in Rome. They are the hallmark of  Caesar Salad', invented by the Italian-American Cesare Cardini, with its creamy trademark dressing made with egg yolk, vinegar and parmesan cheese. Crisp and full of flavour, they are expensive lettuces to buy in the shops – a great reason for growing your own! No garden or kitchen should be without them. In Rome it is sown either side of June – the hottest month in the city. When not in Rome check out the sowing instructions below.

Annual: Sow between spring and late summer in modules in seed compost, thin to one plant per module and plant out when large enough to handle.  Alternatively sow thinly in a row outside (a drill) directly into well-prepared fertile ground about 1–2 cm deep. Thin if they come up too close, and eat the thinnings.

Approximate seed quantity: @6400 / 8g


  • 5
    Cos Lettuce

    Posted by Peter MACMAHON on 23rd Jul 2020

    A large lettuce with lime green leaves. Fresh tasting leaves with a soft but crisp texture. A refreshing alternative to supermarket varieties.