Different Types of Lettuce and How to Use Them By Engrid Winslow There are many different types of lettuce and perhaps you were wondering how to use these various types. Here’s a general description of some different lettuce varieties which will take you beyond the traditional iceberg lettuce followed by a quick tutorial on growing […]
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Heirloom Vegetable Seeds by Sandy Swegel It’s only the beginning of June, but hot days can already cause your lettuce to begin to turn bitter or bolt. But an attentive gardener can keep her lettuce sweet and tasty with a few easy tricks. Lettuce generally turns bitter when it begins to mature or bolt. The […]
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Our new tricolor blend of romaine lettuces has me itching to get my salad garden started. I like Romaines because they are especially nutritious, comparable to kale. And I like this blend because it’s shiny and colorful. There’s a lovely gloss to the colorful Romaines that looks beautiful in the garden and […]
This tri-colored cos or romaine lettuce blend is popular for great color variation and vigorous growth. These classic heirlooms are beautiful, tender, glossy with great heat and sun tolerance.
A mix of 4 heirloom varieties; Rouge de Hiver, 4 Seasons, Royal Oak Leaf, Grand Rapids, blended to create colorful mixtures with varying colors and leaf types. This garden blend is selected for heat and drought tolerance. All Season Sampler is an excellent choice for sowing in containers and gardens throughout the year.
Summer Bibb Lettuce is a butterhead type of lettuce, prized for the heavy compact heads, superb flavor and heat resistance. The center leaves blanch to a light color with a buttery texture and rich flavor. The outer leaves are crisp and juicy. This is a good choice for production in early summer and ideal for containers.
Red Oak Leaf Lettuce is a loose leaf lettuce variety has tender, oak leaf-shaped leaves that have crunchy stems and is quick to mature to a deep burgundy color. Plant the seed in the cool seasons and in full sun for the sweetest flavor and deepest color.
Freckles Romaine Lettuce is a classic romaine with beautiful, tender, glossy, apple-green leaves splashed with maroon-red. A heat and sun tolerant, long-standing variety that resembles Speckles Butterhead but with more substantial leaves that have a crisp, slightly bitter flavor.
Red Deer Tongue Lettuce is a loose-leaf, organic, lettuce variety with tender, triangular leaves with straight edges and tinged with red, thin midribs and a pleasant flavor. A sturdy plant and heavy producer, it will tolerate warmer temperatures than most lettuces, but is still cold tolerant, making it a good candidate for season-long harvests.
Tango Leaf Lettuce plants have attractive, tightly erect rosettes of curly dark green leaves tinged with red that resemble endive in appearance with a mild flavor.