Lettuce, Angustana Celtuce (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Green Leaf Stem.
A variety of stem lettuce also known as celtuce or asparagus lettuce. Grows a lot like a vigorous romaine and can be used the same in salads, sandwiches, tacos, etc. That is, until the cool part happens! When mature, stem lettuces elongate and form a nice crunchy stem that is usually associated with bolting. With a few leaves left on the top, this stem is used as a stir fry or soup vegetable, chopped and eaten fresh like celery or sometimes pickled. When properly peeled and sliced into strips, it resembles water chestnut with a nice juicy crunch. Stem lettuce is found throughout Asia and is a wonderful type of vegetable that everyone should try, as it brings diversity to our plates. Angustana is sometimes listed as the subspecies of celtuce but we use it as the variety name in this instance. Our strain was given to us by Madeline McKeever of Brown Envelope Seeds in Ireland.