The Babaco fruit is torpedo shaped with five deep longitudinal furrows that resemble the shape of a star. The fruit's skin is smooth and thin and when fully rip will turn golden yellow in color.
Resembling a Chinese lantern, the gooseberry is wrapped in a thin, papery, inflated skin. These very tart, piquant fruits turn from a pale green to an amber or gold color as they ripen and offer a flavor similar to a gooseberry or a tart green grape.
Boston Bibb Lettuce
Inventory, 24 ct : 18.66
This item was last sold on : 11/22/14
Boston and Bibb lettuces are available year round with a peak season summer through fall.
Boston Bibb lettuce is an annual plant of the sunflower family, Asteraceae. It is one of dozens of Butterhead types of lettuce. The Butterhead distinction explains that each lettuce variety in the Butterhead family will form compact rosette shaped heads and large, easily separated leaves that achieve a buttery quality in their texture. Boston Bibb lettuce is known as a limestone lettuce variety, which essentially is lettuce that was successfully cultivated in limestone rich soils.
Boston Bibb lettuce is the benchmark butterhead variety, providing superior texture and flavor. Its broad wavy green outer leaves encompass more tightly bound and yellow tinted inner leaves. Together they form a rosette of leaves that have sweet, nutty and mild flavors paired with textures both buttery and crispy.
Boston Bibb lettuce's best virtues are displayed when it is used as the principle salad ingredient as its textures and its subtle flavors are a perfect canvas for savory and bold companion ingredients and bright, fruity flavors. Pair with citrus, tomatoes, radishes, chiles, cooked eggs, especially fried and soft boiled, cheeses, particularly fresh or aged goat and sheep's milk, champagne and balsamic vinegar and cream-based dressings such as yogurt or buttermilk, dried fruits, apples, pears, melon, roasted chicken, bacon, shellfish, smoked trout, herbs such as basil, cilantro and dill. As with many greens that can withstand the heat of slow or brief cooking, Boston lettuce can be transformed into an earthy and sultry ingredient when slow braised or added to a simmering soup, achieving a level of caramelization when paired with the right ingredients such as butter, rich meats and chicken stock.
Bibb lettuce is named for its original cultivator, John Bibb. In 1865 he grew his special Bibb lettuce in Kentucky's alkaline soil. This variety, also called Limestone, would become the first American gourmet lettuce. Bibb lettuce varieties are known for tolerating varied soils and heat and resisting bolt during summer months, making them a choice lettuce for home gardeners.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Third Corner Ocean Beach||San Diego CA||619-223-2700|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Cafe Stoked||San Marcos CA||760-212-0953|
|Ritual Tavern||San Diego CA||619-283-1618|
|La Costa Glen South||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1000|
|Casa Qero||Cardiff CA||760-944-4200|
|Bang Bang||San Diego CA||619-677-2264|
|Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar||San Diego CA||619-295-6000|
|Festivities Catering||San Diego CA||858-586-2121|
|Local Greens||Solana Beach CA||858-504-0332|
|The Smoking Goat||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Kamikaze 7 Sushi Joint||San Diego CA||818-378-5752|
|Sorority Cuisine - Pibeta Phi||San Diego CA||619-778-0311|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Agave Coffee and Cafe||Chula Vista CA||619-427-2250|
|The Greenspot Salad Co.||San Diego CA||858-587-2585|
|Knotty Barrel||San Diego CA||619-269-7156|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Pacific Athletic Club||San Diego CA||858-509-0700|
|Come on In Coast 9||San Diego CA||858-453-1400|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Real Food & Spirits||Solana Beach CA||858-793-7325|
|Bishop School||San Diego CA||858-459-4021 x212|
|Roy's San Diego||San Diego CA||619-239-7697|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Just Call Us Catering||San Diego CA||858-461-3674|
|Del Mar Country Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-5500 x207|
|The Buffalo Public House||San Diego CA||619-458-9198|
|Neighborhood Burger Wine and Beer||San Diego CA||619-446-0002|
|CYO Pizza and Salad||Carlsbad CA||760-918-3477|
|La Costa Bistro 65||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|The 101 Diner||Encinitas CA||760-753-2123|
|Mission Bay Yacht Club||San Diego CA||858-488-0501 x14|
|Sorority Cuisine - Alpha Phi||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|La Costa Diversions and Edge Pool||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Marriott Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-696-0234 x6051|
|The Oceanaire Miscellaneous||San Diego CA||619-858-2277|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Maxi's Luncheonette||San Diego CA||858-638-0088|
|Saint Mark Golf and Resort, LLC||San Marcos CA||858-273-8440|
|Bare Back Grill Pacific Beach||San Diego CA||858-274-7117|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
|Come On In La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-551-1063|
|Rare Form||San Diego CA||619-295-3172|
|Kato Sushi||San Diego CA||619-578-2877|
|Bread & Cie Café||San Diego CA||619-683-9322|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|The Spot||San Diego CA||858-459-0800|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Sorority Cuisine - Delta Gamma||San Diego CA||916 847 9896|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||415-305-0399|
|Mothers Ocean Beach||San Diego CA||619-221-8100|
|Rabbit Hole||San Diego CA||619-255-4653|
|Come On In Carmel Valley||San Diego CA||828-350-2703|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|W San Diego Hotel||San Diego CA||619-398-3024|
|Urban Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Table No. 10||San Diego CA||619-550-1262|
|Snooze-Del Mar||San Diego CA||888-703-5300|
|Offshore Sports Grill||San Diego CA||619-276-2253|
|Westy's Antiques & Tavern||San Diego CA||619-221-1942|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Ruffner's Cuisine||San Diego CA||619-894-4110|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Pacific Cafe & Catering||San Diego CA||858-350-2700|
|Come On In Cafe Rancho Bernardo||San Diego CA||858-385-1400|
|Local Habit||San Diego CA||619-795-4770|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|The Haven||San Diego CA||619-964-3778|
|Allegro Bistro||San Diego CA||619-838-3560|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
Recipes that include Boston Bibb Lettuce. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Food.com||Braised Lettuce With Peas and Lemon|
|Steamy Kitchen||Asian Lettuce Cups with Ground Turkey & Green Apple|
|Married with Dinner||Jan’s Spring-Green Soup|
|Tea and Cookies||Spring Salad|
|Under the High Chair||Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps|
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Near Perugia, Italy
About 31 days ago, 10/23/14
Alemany Farmers Market
Tomatero Organic FarmNear San Francisco, California, United States
P.O. Box 1042, Aptos 95001
About 127 days ago, 7/19/14
Spotter's comments : Boston Bibb Lettuce spotted at Alemany Farmers Market. Wonderful, always organic from Tomatero.
Pierre SleimanNear San Diego, California, United States
Go Green Agriculture
About 146 days ago, 6/30/14
Spotter's comments : Boston Bibb Lettuce spotted at Specialty Produce.
Ballard Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 309 days ago, 1/18/14
Spotter's comments : Boston Bibb Lettuce spotted at Ballard Market. With the roots still intact!
MIHO Gastrotruck Near San Diego, California, United States
About 457 days ago, 8/23/13
Spotter's comments : Boston Bibb Lettuce spotted at MIHO Gastrotruck. Miho is selling bibb lettuce bought at specialty produce. Served on burger.