(Cos Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce)
Dense upright heads, dark green leaves and good disease resistance has made ‘Green Towers’ an all around favorite romaine lettuce for home gardeners and farmers. In fact, it is the industry standard for commercial production. It is tolerant of heat and mild drought but still performs best in cool, temperate weather. The leaves or heads are ready for harvest in 55 to 60 days after planting.
Lettuce is a cool season, annual vegetable and there are many forms, colors and types. Romaine (Cos) lettuce...
The super crisp, bolt-resistant 'Iceberg A' is an heirloom variety that bears tight, medium-sized heads. The outer leaves are pale green and the inner leaves are blanched and nearly white. First introduced in 1894, this is a cultivar that grows best in spring or fall and bolts in high heat. It matures 85 days after sowing.
Lettuce is an annual garden green grown for its delicious leaves. When temperatures warm up, the whole leafy clump elongates and grows upwards. At this stage it tastes...
(Cos Lettuice, Dwarf Romaine Lettuce)
Compact and delicious, 'Little Gem' bears tight upright heads of curled emerald-green leaves that are crisp like romaine but heavy-textured like a butterhead. The central "head" is surrounded by a ruff of larger, flatter outer leaves. The average head fits easily on a salad plate. This variety takes a mere 50 days from sowing to harvest. Successive plantings every 10 to 14 days will yield a season-long harvest, except for during the hottest days of summer.
Lettuce is an annual garden green grown...
(Garden Lettuce, Lolla Rossa Lettuce, Looseleaf Lettuce)
Densely curly, glossy, red leaves make this flavorful looseleaf lettuce a longtime garden favorite for home gardeners. The moderately heat tolerant heirloom variety is a great candidate for continual harvest, if planted in succession. The leaves are ready for harvest in 40 to 50 days and heads 60 days after planting. It’s as ornamental as it is delicious, so it’s a favored choice for edible landscaping.
Loosehead or butterhead lettuce is an annual garden green grown for its smooth, thin, buttery...
James H. Schutte
(Butterhead Lettuce, Marvel of Four Seasons Butterhead Lettuce)
An heirloom butterhead lettuce from France, 'Marvel of Four Seasons' produces loose heads of crinkled, red-tinged, apple-green leaves that hold their flavor through the heat of summer.
This French heirloom variety grows from seed to harvest in about 50 days. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a season-long harvest in all but the harshest summers.
Butterhead lettuce is a cold-hardy annual garden vegetable grown for its crisp, tasty, buttery-textured foliage. Plants have a collar...
James H. Schutte
(Looseleaf Lettuce, Mascara Looseleaf Lettuce)
A looseleaf lettuce that holds its mild flavor and deep red color through the heat of summer, 'Mascara' makes an excellent addition to the ornamental or culinary garden.
The deeply lobed, "oakleaf"-type leaves of 'Mascara' form a loose clump rather than a dense head. The burgundy-red hues are strongest in cool weather. Ready to harvest as baby greens about a month after sowing, 'Mascara' reaches full size about 30 days later. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continuous harvest....
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...
Carol Cloud Bailey
An All-American Selection winner in 1985, 'Red Sails' is flavorful, high-performing looseleaf lettuce that produces rosettes of broad, puckered leaves of green edged in red. This early producing lettuce has a mild flavor and pleasing, buttery texture. It is heat tolerant and slow to bolt, so it is a good variety for continual harvest, if planted in succession. The leaves are ready for harvest in 45 days after planting. This is also a favorite for edible landscaping because it’s as ornamental as it...
(Red Oakleaf Lettuce)
A red variant of the 1952 All-American Selection winner, ‘Salad Bowl’, 'Red Salad Bowl' is flavorful, high-performing looseleaf lettuce that produces rosettes of reddish, ruffled, oak-shaped leaves with a mild flavor and pleasing texture. It is heat tolerant and slow to bolt, which makes it a good variety for continual harvest, if planted in succession. Full-sized heads are ready to harvest 51 to 55 days after planting. Many favor it for edible landscaping because it’s as ornamental as it is delicious.
James H. Schutte
(Garden Lettuce, Red Velvet Garden Lettuce)
The lettuce variety 'Red Velvet' forms handsome, bolt-resistant rosettes of ruffled, maroon-red leaves with green undersides.
This looseleaf lettuce grows from seed to harvest in about 55 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 clumps (rather than dense heads). In hot weather, the whole leafy clump elongates and becomes...