Leopard Romaine Lettuce
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The Garden of... grows high-quality vegetables in the fertile soil of the Santa Ynez Valley, where warm California days combine with cool, moist nights by air from the nearby Pacific Ocean. Shu and Debby Takikawa combine generational knowledge and farm apprenticeship experience to grow high-quality, flavorful lettuces, cabbages, carrots, and other vegetables. Leopard Romaine lettuce is small to medium in size, growing in a loose, upright fashion with a vase-like, open shape. The white base connects to individual, smooth, pale green ribs that extend out into vibrant green leaves freckled with specs of burgundy. These specs become darker and more prominent as the lettuce matures. The leaves are crisp, ruffled at the edges, and tender. Leopard Romaine lettuce is succulent, sweet, and mild with a slightly bitter and herbaceous aftertaste.
Leopard Romaine lettuce is available year-round.
Leopard romaine lettuce is botanically classified within the Lactuca genus. Romaine lettuce is named for the eternal city of Rome as it is believed to have originally been discovered by the Romans on the Aegean Island of Cos. It is documented as being the oldest known cultivated lettuce, having been grown for at least 5,000 years.