The main types of lettuce are loose-leaf varieties, not forming a true head; butter-head or cabbage with very loose heads and soft yellow-green leaves characterized by the small Bibb and later big-headed Boston lettuce, a 19th-century introduction; cos or romaine, generally forming loose upright heads; heading lettuce, forming true solid heads, particularly iceberg; and stem lettuce, otherwise known as celtuce
, with a long edible stem and leafy top.
Salad Blend Hot Weather: Celtuce
, green and red lettuces, and mustard (N).
It may be a fish and shellfish broth flavoured with garden herbs or a refreshing blend of Celtuce
, Paris Island Cos and pea.
Now if we look more carefully at the subheadings, information is provided on artichokes, asparagus, amaranth, asparagus bean, asparagus lettuce or celtuce
, okra, onion, calabaza, chayote, Jicama and Luffa.
History: Celtuce originated in China and is often called Chinese lettuce in seed catalogs.
Planting: Celtuce tolerates a wide variety of soils.
Monnier has local supporters, such as Jon Shaw at Karma Farm who grows produce and herbs such as crosne, celtuce
, and kinome at Monnier's asking.