(Looseleaf Lettuce, Sea of Red Looseleaf Lettuce)
The lettuce variety 'Sea of Red' forms showy clumps of upright, glossy, beet-red leaves.
This looseleaf lettuce grows from seed to harvest in about 40 days. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continual harvest as long as moderate weather prevails.
Looseleaf lettuce is a cold-hardy annual vegetable grown for its crisp tasty leaves that occur in loose rosettes (rather than dense heads). The leaves develop their best color and flavor in cool sunny conditions. In hot weather,...
(Red Romaine Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Silvia Red Romaine Lettuce)
The large, glossy, deep red leaves of this romaine lettuce make a crisp flavorful addition to salads and sandwiches. The upright, paddle-shaped outer leaves surround a dense central core of relatively small, pale leaves. Cool temperatures and bright sunshine intensifies leaf color and perfects the flavor. Warm temperatures and shade will cause more green pigmentation. Plants are more resistant to summer heat if watered regularly.
This variety grows from seed to first harvest in about 70 days....
(Looseleaf Lettuce, Simpson Elite Looseleaf Lettuce)
This is an improved form of the favorite heirloom looseleaf lettuce, ‘Black Seeded Simpson.’ The vigorous ‘Simpson Elite’ produces earlier, is slower to bolt and less bitter than its predecessor. Its large, crinkly, bright green leaves form loose heads that are excellent for continuous harvest, especially if planted in succession. The leaves are ready to harvest in 35 to 40 days after planting.
Lettuce is a cool season, annual vegetable and there are many forms, colors and types. Loosehead lettuce...
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(Butterhead Lettuce, Skyphos Butterhead Lettuce)
The lettuce variety 'Skyphos' produces dark-red, green-centered heads of flavorful, crisp-textured leaves. This slow-to-bolt butterhead lettuce is resistant to downy mildew, lettuce mosaic virus, and lettuce aphid.
Plants grow from seed to harvest in about 47 days. Outer leaves can be harvested for "baby greens" at about 30 days. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continual harvest as long as moderate weather prevails.
Butterhead lettuce is a cold-hardy annual garden vegetable...
(Romaine Lettuce, Sweetie Romaine Lettuce)
This dwarf romaine produces compact, heat-tolerant, bolt-resistant heads of flavorful, rich-green leaves. Heads of 'Sweetie Baby' lettuce mature about 67 days after seeds are sown. Individual leaves can be harvested for "baby greens" at about 50 days. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continual harvest as long as suitable weather prevails.
An essential ingredient of Caesar salad, romaine (or "cos") lettuce is an annual garden vegetable grown for its upright, oblong heads of ribbed,...
(Cos Lettuce, Dwarf Romaine Lettuce)
Growing fresh crispy lettuce in the garden is as easy as 1-2-3 if you have good soil and the right climate. This fast growing cool season annual is relished for its crisp heads of tasty sweet foliage.
Lettuce originates from Northern Europe, Africa and Asia and is known to have been eaten by the Ancient Egyptians and Romans. The wild lettuce species, Lactuca serriola, is the parent to all cultivated lettuce and has sparse rosettes of foliage, but over time it was selected and bred to...
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(Cos Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce)
The robust romaine lettuce, 'Vivian', has thick, crisp, deep green leaves with rounded edges and a corrugated texture. These form compact, dense heads that are excellent for home production and eating. The heads are slow to bolt, moderately heat tolerant, and ready to harvest in 50 days after planting.
Lettuce is a cool season, annual vegetable and there are many forms, colors and types. Romaine (Cos) lettuce is known for its dense elongated heads of thickly ribbed leaves that are the main ingredient...
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(Garden Lettuce, Looseleaf Lettuce)
The heirloom lettuce, ‘Vulcan’, is both ornamental and delicious, so it’s a favored choice for edible landscaping. It produces rosettes of red tinted green leaves with curly edges. The leaves are ready to harvest in 50 days and plants slow to bolt. If planted in succession, it can be harvested all season in all but the most hot and humid seasons.
Loosehead or butterhead lettuce is an annual garden green grown for its smooth, thin, buttery leaves and looser heads. When temperatures warm up, the...
Bearing frilly heads that separate readily into individual leaves, lettuces in the Salanova® Red Incised Leaf Series were developed by the vegetable breeders Rijk Zwaan, headquartered in The Netherlands. These looseleaf lettuces form low, mounded rosettes of curly, incised, dark red leaves that radiate from the short stem like the petals of a double rose. Some varieties also have pale green leaves. Cut the base of the rosette and the leaves instantly separate. The seeds of these varieties are marketed...