Ann L. Mattingly
(Claremont Romaine Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce)
This dwarf romaine produces compact, upright, open-topped heads of flavorful, rich-green leaves. The heads mature about 46 days after seeds are sown, but young leaves can be harvested earlier for "baby greens." 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, thick-textured leaves. The relatively...
Carol Cloud Bailey
The heirloom romaine lettuce, ‘Crisp Mint’, has thick, crisp, green leaves with ruffled edges and a corrugated texture. These form compact, dense heads that are excellent for home production and eating. Unlike most other romaine types, the heads are broader than they are tall. Each head is ready to harvest in 60 to 65 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...
(Red Oakleaf Lettuce)
An oakleaf-type lettuce that holds its flavor and color in the heat of summer, 'Danyelle' produces thick, upright rosettes of glossy, burgundy-red leaves. The leaves are ruffled and deeply lobed.
This looseleaf lettuce grows from seed to full size in about 52 days, but young leaves can be harvested earlier for "baby greens." 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...
James H. Schutte
(Cos Lettuce, Forellenschuss Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce)
The heirloom romaine lettuce, ‘Forellenschuss’, produces open heads of fresh, crisp lettuce. Its short leaves are upright, smooth and green with burgundy-red spotting. The name of this Austrian favorite directly translates to "trout shot" and refers its irregular spotting that's similar to that of a trout. Like most lettuce varieties, it grows and tastes best if grown in cool, temperate weather. The leaves or heads are ready to harvest in 50 to 60 days after planting.
Lettuce is a cool season,...
An ornamental and tasty butterhead or "bibb type" lettuce, this heirloom cultivar is a great choice for edible landscaping during the cool months of the growing season. It originated in France in the nineteenth century.
Plants have a collar of burgundy-red leaves surrounding a loose central "head" of paler leaves. The red hues are strongest in cool weather. This variety is ready to harvest 50 to 60 days after sowing. Successive plantings every 10 to 14 days will yield a season-long harvest,...
James H. Schutte
(Galactic Lettuce, Garden Lettuce)
The ruffled, burgundy-red leaves of this disease-resistant loose-leaf lettuce are ornamental and tasty. Best when harvested young, 'Galactic' was developed for use in mixtures of "baby" salad greens.
Plants have a collar of burgundy-red leaves surrounding a central core or "head" of smaller leaves. The red hues are strongest in cool weather. Ready to harvest as baby greens about 28 days after sowing, 'Galactic' reaches full size about 30 days later. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield...
James H. Schutte
(Butterhead Lettuce, Grandpa Admire's Lettuce)
The large, buttery leaves of ‘Grandpa Admire’s’ are green blushed with russet red and have a mild, pleasing flavor. This favorite heirloom cultivar has been cultivated since the Mid-Nineteenth Century, which is a testament to its excellent garden performance and quality. It is named for Civil War veteran and grandfather, George Admire. The leaves or heads are ready to harvest in 50 to 60 days after planting.
Butterhead or bibb lettuce is an annual garden green grown for its smooth, thin, buttery...
(Cos Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce)
Upright heads, long dark green leaves with strong ribs, and good disease resistance makes ‘Green Forest’ a favorite romaine lettuce for home gardeners. It is often compared to 'Parris Island', another classic, high-performing romaine lettuce. Though moderately heat tolerant and slow to bolt, it still tastes and produces best if grown in cool, temperate weather. The leaves or heads are ready for harvest about 56 to 65 days after planting.
Lettuce is a cool season, annual vegetable and there...
The looseleaf lettuce, ‘Green Ice’, produces crisp, crinkly, bright green leaves in loose heads that are heat tolerant and slow to bolt. This is a great variety to replant for continuous harvest. It is very fast-growing; the leaves are ready to harvest 30 days after planting and heads can be harvested in 45 days.
Lettuce is a cool season, annual vegetable and there are many forms, colors and types. Loosehead or butterhead lettuce is a garden favorite with smooth, thin, buttery leaves and looser...
(Looseleaf Lettuce, Oakleaf Lettuce)
Looseleaf lettuce is one of the easiest to grow in home gardens. The very old heirloom, ‘Green Oakleaf’, was introduced in the 1800’s or earlier and is still popular today. Its attractive, lobed green leaves form an open rosette and have a mild, delicious flavor, even when subjected to midsummer heat. It can be harvested continuously through the season if planted in succession. The leaves are ready to harvest in 40 to 50 days and the heads 60 to 65 days after planting.
Looseleaf lettuce is...