Lactuca sativa var. asparagina

Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

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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
Sowing Depth: 6mm
When: Summer, autumn (and springin cooler climates)
Row Spacing: 50cm
Position: Part or full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Hardiness: Hardy
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

SKU E4-14
Botanical name: Lactuca sativa var. asparagina
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 100 seeds
Seeds per gram: 910
Photo credits:

Photo by Downtowngal/ CC BY-SA 3.0

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