Huckleberries resemble tiny blueberries in appearance. Their flavor is similar yet what differentiates them is that have a floral, intense sweet-tart flavor and aroma.
The Gold beet is made up of both an edible root and edible leaves. The root is pale orange, swollen and globular, reaching sizes of up to four inches in diameter. The root's variegated golden-orange flesh is firm, earthy and sweet.
Sweet Artisan Green Gem Lettuce
Inventory, 24 ct : 40.79
This item was last sold on : 08/31/14
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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.
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.
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.
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|La Costa Bistro 65||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Andaz San Diego||San Diego CA||619-814-2026|
|Cafe Stoked||San Marcos CA||760-212-0953|
|Blue Ribbion Encinitas||Encinitas CA||760-634-7671|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Tender Greens-Broadway||San Diego CA||619-807-1394|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|VIP||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Eddie V's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-5500|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|The Craftsman New American Tavern||Encinitas CA||760-415-2380|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar||San Diego CA||619-295-6000|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Bagby Beer Company||Oceanside CA||760-505-3445|
|Cody's at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-459-0040|
|Hotel Del Coronado Banquets||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|D Bar SoCal||San Diego CA||619-632-7644|
|Belmont Park Entertainment||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Hotel Del Coronado Sheerwater||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
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|Don Chido||San Diego CA||716-316-8374|
|Tender Greens-UTC||San Diego CA||858-455-9395|
|Baci||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|The Bristol Hotel||San Diego CA||877-784-6835|
|Tender Greens-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-226-6254|
|Crush||Solana Beach CA||858-481-2787|
|Social Experiment Restaurant||San Diego CA||760-415-2380|
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