Romaine lettuce ‘Bionda Colosseo’ – Lactuca sativa.

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.


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