Mache has been cultivated in France since the 17th century, and in France it is known as doucette. It is also known as "lamb's lettuce" because its leaves resemble the size and shape of a lamb's tongue.
It is the only lettuce type that does not occur in red form as well as green. Iceberg is the given name to dozens of cultivars of lettuce, all of which are adapted to specific planting regions and time periods.
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Laratte potatoes are available year round with some gaping.
The Laratte, AKA Ratte and Asparges, is an open pollinated French heirloom potato of fingerling status. It is a high-yielding variety whose name appropriately translates as "the rat", signaling to its reproductive qualities.
The Laratte is a small to medium sized potato, ovate and tubular in shape. It has a smooth golden skin and yellow flesh. Its flesh is smooth and firm with buttery flavors and nutty undertones.
Although it is a fairly firm potato, save the fryer oil for a Russet and showcase the La Ratte with lower heat applications: saute, braise, boil. Great salad potato with a low starch content.
According to the European Cultivated Potato Database, the Laratte potato is considered to be native to both Denmark and France and was first cultivated in the 19th Century. It is highly regarded in France, though in the United States it has achieved a niche farmers market following, primarily in California.