Romaine is a variety of lettuce that grows in a tall head of sturdy dark green leaves with firm ribs down their centers. Unlike most lettuces, it is tolerant of heat.
In North America, romaine is sold as whole heads or as “hearts” that have had the outer leaves removed and are often packaged together.
Romaine is a common salad green, and is the usual lettuce used in Caesar salad. Romaine lettuce is commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine. Romaine, like other lettuces, may also be cooked.
green oak lettuce leaves provide a mild, nutty flavor to your salads and in-demand entrées; the flavor is also a touch bitter. Leaves are long and puckered, medium green in color and formed as an upright head. Texture is thick and spongy.
Butterhead lettuce gets its name from its characteristically soft, buttery leaves. It’s also known as cabbage lettuce due to its round shape. The most popular types of butterhead are Bibb and Boston lettuce. Its leaves have a crumpled look that resembles flower petals. Butterhead lettuce is usually deep green, although red varieties exist.
This is a fancy lettuce with tight curly leaves, otherwise known as coral lettuce. The leaves are produced loosely in a whole head, are tender in taste, with a slight bitterness.
These very decorative lettuce types add a punch of colour, texture and volume to salads. The curled leaves also have a practical function as they increase the surface area enabling salad dressings to be caught up in the leaf and not to the bottom of your salad bowl.
Red Oak Lettuce is a staple leafy green ,Native to the Mediterranean region. With a buttery taste and mellow, sweet and nutty flavour; these leaves are best used for salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Red Oak leaf lettuce have elongated, lobed and loosely serrated leaves similar to those of oak leaves. The vibrant burgundy stained leaves form a semi-tight rosette, growing upward and outward.
summer crisp are easy to grow, relatively tolerant of hot weather, and harvestable from baby leaf to full size. Very crisp like romaine, but sweet and juicy, without bitterness. The shape of the summer crisp plant is at first open, much like a loose-leaf lettuce, then matures into a heavy, compact bunch or head.