Lactuca sativa var. asparagina
- Also known as Stem Lettuce
- Long stems are used as a vegetable
- Leaves are used like normal lettuce
Celtuce is named after its characteristics that are somewhat like a cross between celery and lettuce. Younger leaves are picked and used like normal lettuce, stems are used as a vegetable and have a flavour that is comparable to celery. Stems grow to around 20-30cm and have a crisp texture. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Good in stir fries, salads and as a steamed vegetable. Very popular in Asia, especially China. Also known as Stem Lettuce, Celery Lettuce, Wosun, Woju, Chinese Lettuce and Asparagus Lettuce. Easy to grow.
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Summer, autumn (and springin cooler climates)|
|Position:||Part or full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||90 days|
|Care:||To reduce the risk of disease; do not overhead water. Protect from slugs and snails. Keep well watered. May bolt in hot weather. Harvest leaves as the plant grows.|
(Product number: E4-14)
Seeds per gram: 910 seeds
|Botanical name:||Lactuca sativa var. asparagina|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||100 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||910|
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