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. We sowed this in September last year, and were still picking from the same patch in June. More
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I spent time when I was a child staying in the beautiful medieval hill town, Asolo. It's in the foothills of the Dolomites in Italy and where we had a mixed baby leaf salad most days.

You buy it on almost every market stall, and take it home and dress it with a little olive oil and the juice of a lemon. 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'
  • Lettuce 'Cerbiatta'
  • Lettuce 'Red Salad Bowl'

Genus Lactuca sativa
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Lettuce
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist
Spacing 20-25cm (8-10in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow in small batches every 4-6 weeks from February-early September. Water the drill before sowing to decrease temperatures and sow in the evening. Can also sow in modules under cover from February-September.
Care Tips The plants will be happiest in a cool, northern bed. Hot weather inhibits germination & increases the likelihood of bolting.
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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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.