Marvel of Four Seasons
|Marvel of Four Seasons|
Marvel of Four Seasons can range from this soft green with red edges to nearly completely dark red depending on the weather.
ForellenschlussThis Romaine lettuce is so pretty, growing tall and slender. Delicate flavor and texture (because I harvest all of my lettuce while young).
|Amish Deer Tongue|
Amish Deer Tongue
Another lovely heirloom Romaine, this one is my favorite. I just love the name. It has a little more body so is perfect for sandwiches or burgers. This would be a good variety to transport to a Farmer's Market, being not so delicate.
|Paris Island Cos|
Paris Island CosThis is the traditional heirloom Romaine lettuce. I like the flavor of Amish Deer Tongue better but this is wider and might be preferred for salads. As with my other lettuces, I harvest this fairly young, just cutting the leaves off and leaving 2" of the plant so I can get second and third harvests.
|Red Salad Bowl|
Red Salad BowlThis is a gorgeous loose leaf lettuce, curly, delicate and delicious. As delicate as this variety is, it seemed to stand out as an easy germinator and survivor. It might just be its bold color and spreading growth.
I think I'll grow the same lettuces again next year, maybe adding Little Gem Lettuce, a tiny, personal-sized head lettuce. All of these lettuces have been slow to bolt, allow cutting and regrowing, and grew with only a few hours of sun each day. The limited sunlight probably contributed to the slow bolting characteristics of these lettuces, so either a shaded garden (grow a trellis of peas or cucumbers above) or in a shady spot might be great if you live in the south.