(Batavia, Crisphead Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce, Queen of the Ice Lettuce, Reine Des Glaces Lettuce)
A French heirloom variety of crisphead or iceberg lettuce, 'Reine des Glaces' develops a dense head of jagged, rich-green leaves that hold their crispness and flavor in hot weather. The plants are also relatively bolt-resistant.
This variety grows from seed to maturity in about 65 days. Leaves of immature plants can be used for "baby greens." Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continual harvest as long as moderate weather prevails.
Crisphead/iceberg lettuce is an annual garden...
Mark A. Miller
(Looseleaf Lettuce, Revolution Redleaf 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...
(Butterhead Lettuce, Rhapsody Butterhead Lettuce)
Developed primarily for commercial growers, this butterhead lettuce has slightly puckered, rich-green leaves. It is resistant to tipburn, downy mildew, and lettuce mosaic virus. Plants grow from seed to harvest in about 60 days. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continual harvest as long as temperatures remain moderate.
Butterhead lettuce is a cold-hardy annual garden vegetable grown for its crisp, tasty, buttery-textured foliage. Plants have a collar of large, spreading leaves...
(Cos Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce)
Long popular in France, this romaine lettuce has light green leaves that blush bronze-red in cool sunny weather.
Heads of 'Rouge d'Hiver' lettuce mature about 60 days after seeds are sown. Leaves can be harvested for "baby greens" at about 30 days. Successive planting every two weeks will prolong the harvest season. The plants' appearance and flavor deteriorate in hot weather.
Romaine (Cos) lettuce is an annual garden vegetable grown for its dense elongated heads of thickly ribbed leaves...
(Cos Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Rubin's Red Romaine Lettuce)
The heirloom romaine lettuce, ‘Ruben’s Red’, produces compact, open heads of fresh, crisp lettuce. The leaves are upright, frilly and burgundy red on the exterior, but the hearts are bright green. Though moderately heat tolerant and slow to bolt, it still 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, annual vegetable and there are many forms, colors and types. Romaine (Cos) lettuce...
James H. Schutte
(Garden Lettuce, Looseleaf Lettuce, Salad Bowl Lettuce)
An All-American Selection winner in 1952, ‘Salad Bowl’ is flavorful, high-performing looseleaf lettuce. It produces rosettes of ruffled, oak-shaped leaves of light green 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. It is ready to harvest 48 to 55 days after planting. Many favor it for edible landscaping because it’s as ornamental as it is delicious.
Loosehead or butterhead lettuce...
(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...