Lettuce - Latuca sativa

 

Aswan balady - Egyptian Celtuce with emerald green leaves has a completely different taste than our familiar kinds of lettuce, a rich non-bitter creamy flavor, like a lettuce smoothie. Celtuce, or stem lettuce, is one of the most ancient forms of the vegetable, derived originally from oilseed lettuce, and is frequently depicted in ancient hieroglyphs as a symbol of male virility. Celtuce is typically harvested when the plant has bolted enough to have a 12-14" stem, but leaves can be harvested anytime.

Lettuce - Latuca sativa

 

Forellenshuss - (Austrian strain, Mediterranean origin) Unique romaine; pre-heirloom with a superior flavor. High Vitality favorite still possessing its wild vigor. Hard to find an all around better lettuce.

Lettuce - Latuca sativa

 

Oakleaf - (Mediterranean origin) -.A timeless classic, this variety has been grown continuously since its domestication from its wild form (wild Lettuce) which it so closely resembles A delicious and attractive leaf lettuce, Oakleaf is a strong performer in cool climates. (Latuca sativa) Withstands hot weather, never bitter. Excellent quality even in late summer. Looseleaf, 50 days.

Lettuce - Latuca sativa

 

Speckled - (Holland strain, Mediterranean origin) A pre 1700 old heirloom that arrived in America by way of Holland, Germany and then Canada. Traditionally grown by Mennonites; a loose leaf variety with red speckles and superb taste, and highly nourishing.

Lettuce - Latuca sativa

 

Rouge D'hiver  - French heirloom described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Produces a compact 10-12" head with a green heart and brownish-red leaves. For spring, summer, and fall planting. Romaine, 60 days.

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