Asolo Lettuce Mix

Inspired by trips to the market in Asolo at the foot of the Dolomites in Italy, this is a delicious mix of lettuces that will provide for months on end. More
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I spent time when I was a child staying in the beautiful medieval hill town, Asolo, in the foothills of the Dolomites in Italy. We used to buy mixed baby leaf salad in the market, and take it home and dress it with a little olive oil and lemon juice. This mix of salad leaves is inspired by the memory.

We sowed this in September last year, and were still picking from the same patch in June. Incredible, and hugely recommended – I love it.

This mix contains:
  • Lettuce 'Little Gem'
  • Lettuce 'Tango'
  • Lettuce 'Red Batavia'
  • Lettuce 'Green Batavia' - the seedling collection contains Lettuce 'Leny'
  • Lettuce 'Cerbiatta'
  • Lettuce 'Red Salad Bowl'

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Group/Species sativa
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Lettuce
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 20-25cm (8-10in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow in small batches every 2-3 weeks from March-August in lines, or blocks. During the summer do not sow in the heat of the day. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips The plants need plenty of water, but not too much sun. Hot weather increases the likelihood of them going to seed.
Storing Pick just before serving.
Harvesting 6-8 weeks from sowing, giving leaves for about 3 months. Harvest just outer leaves so plant can continue to grow. Successional sowing should provide leaves nearly all year. Keep picking regularly to prevent flowers running to seed.
Cooking Notes Wash well.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Asolo Lettuce Mix reviews

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Reviewed 23rd April 2020 by Joy

Bird’s took the first sowing so too early to tell for the second attempt

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Annabel

Ditto the poppy. Sown twice in a cool spot as recommended.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Martin

Easy to germinate, provided a good mix of cut and come again lettuce (even throughout the winter).

Delicious Salad, Very Easy to Grow

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Reviewed 16th June 2014 by Alissa

This delicious salad mix is the perfect combination of textures and flavours. I've grown it in a container pot out in my back garden (in the middle of a city) and it's grown perfectly quickly and well with very minimal effort.