Sweet Artisan Green Gem Lettuce
Inventory, 24 ct : 47.50
This item was last sold on : 02/10/16
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Sweet Gem lettuces are a compact loose-forming head lettuce with vibrant true green semi-savoyed leaves. Sweet Gem's most appealing qualities are its size and texture. The leaves are petite, almost small enough to eat whole; the outer leaves are crisp with a melting quality, closer to the core, they are ribbed, succulent and incomparably crunchy. The flavor is delicate, subtly sweet and void of any bitterness that its parent, Romaine might carry.
Gem lettuce is available year-round.
Sweet Gem lettuce, botanical name Lactuca sativa, is an annual plant of the sunflower family, Asteraceae. "Sweet Gem" is a trade name given to the variety of lettuce, Sucrine (French for sugar). It is also sold under the name, Winter Density. Sweet Gem lettuce was developed from Romaine lettuce and a butterhead type lettuce. This hybridization gives Sweet Gem lettuce the qualities of two very different lettuces, yet also independent characteristics unique to its parents.
The use of Sweet Gem lettuce should not simply be for a mixed green salad, nor should one necessarily chop the leaves for the the size is just right and the combination of textures in one leaf may get lost otherwise. Let the lettuce's virtues stand out, the texture and its subtle flavors are a perfect canvas for savory and bold companion ingredients and bright, fruity flavors. Sweet Gem lettuces soak up flavors, cut fat, hold sauces, vinaigrettes and juices in their leaves as well as any edible sponge. 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 and nuts, especially pistachios, walnuts and pignolas.
The original Sweet Gem lettuce, AKA Buttercos Sucrine is an heirloom lettuce originally cultivated in France. It is primarily grown throughout Western Europe and has been becoming increasingly common in Coastal California. As with most lettuce varieties, Sucrine is a cool season crop that prefers organic, nitrogen-rich loose soil, full sun, warm days and cool nights. It is cold-hardy, thus will tolerate frost and can be over-wintered.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|The Bristol Hotel||San Diego CA||215-296-1133|
|Neighborhood Burger Wine and Beer||San Diego CA||619-446-0002|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|Trust Restaurant||San Diego CA||609-780-7572|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Tin Roof||San Diego CA||619-230-8606|
|The Smoking Goat||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|Crush||Solana Beach CA||858-481-2787|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Bellows||San Marcos CA||619-395-6325|
|Duke's La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-454-1999|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Rustic Root||San Diego CA||619-702-5595|
|Kaiserhof||San Diego CA||619-224-0606|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-3003|
|Bagby Beer Company||Oceanside CA||760-505-3445|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Tender Greens-Mission Valley||San Diego Ca||310-954-1415|
|Solterra Winery + Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588|
|The Craftsman New American Tavern||Encinitas CA||760-415-2380|
|Encontro North Park||San Diego CA||619-291-1220|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|D Bar SoCal||San Diego CA||619-632-7644|
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|Eddie V's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-5500|
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
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|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Don Chido||San Diego CA||619-232-8226|
|Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-827-2400|
|Neighborhood Burger Bar||San Diego CA||619-446-0002|
|Tavern at the Beach||San Diego CA||858-272-6066|
|Blue Ribbon Encinitas||Encinitas CA||760-634-7671|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Emilia M. A. Zelaya||San Diego CA||619-587-3704|
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