What type of lettuce?


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Might have to try that again, it's warming up here! Hopefully I get some Romain before it gets too warm. Iceberg was a total loss this year.
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I took out my buttercrunch and red sails Lettuce about a week and a half ago. Photo is from much earlier in March. I just harvested the lower leaves as needed instead of digging up whole heads until the very end. Some hot weather started the buttercrunch on the path to bolting.

I’m just a few miles from the gulf on the edge of zone 9a/b. Warms up pretty quickly here.
 
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My lovely bride and I planted some lettuce years ago and to this day do not remember what it was called. It was like velvet though!! It was the tastiest lettuce I have EVER had and we were able to trim it at the base with a scissors and let it grow some more for another round. Anyone have any ideas of what kind of lettuce is velvety and I think it also had some redness to the leaves as well.

We would love to try some Romaine. We live in southern California in a very hot desert climate so not sure if Romaine would survive.

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Mike
 
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Black Seeded Simpson Loose Leaf Lettuce is a 150 year old heirloom lettuce.
 
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I would only plant one that gives ultimate nutritional value. certainly not Ice burg (don't even buy the stuff) Romaine is better nutritionally for you all around.
I think supermarket iceberg lettuce is only so poor because of the way it's grown; I've grown iceberg lettuce in the ground & although not the best, it was very nice.
 
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I think supermarket iceberg lettuce is only so poor because of the way it's grown; I've grown iceberg lettuce in the ground & although not the best, it was very nice.
agree, I never buy iceberg lettuce. A simple nutrition comparison of it with Romaine is a no brainer.
 

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