Celtuce Lactuca sativa var. asparagina

How to sow celtuce: Direct seed. If planting indoors, harden off before transplanting seedlings outside.

Sun requirement for celtuce: Plant in Partial Sun

Celtuce has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.

Celtuce, or stem lettuce, is a lettuce cultivar bred in China for its long, thick, flavorful stalk. The stem is topped with broad, oval-shaped green leaves. The leaves have a bitter taste and can be added to soups, salads, or stews. The stem's rough skin should be peeled. It's crisp, delicate, white interior tastes like a cross between celery and lettuce. It can be eaten raw or cooked. Grilling and roasting reveal a mild nutty flavor. Like most lettuce, Celtuce is a cool weather crop, but it bolts less quickly. Harvest stems when they are 2-7cm in diameter and 20-45cm tall. Larger stems will be woodier and require longer cooking time.

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How to grow celtuce

celtuce is a variety of lettuce

Scientific names

Lactuca sativa var. asparagina
Lactuca sativa var. augustana
Lactuca sativa var. angustata

Alternate names

stem lettuce
celery lettuce
asparagus lettuce
Chinese lettuce

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