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Celtuce Lettuce (250 seeds) (LT147) $2.00

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Celtuce Lettuce

         
 
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A very unique lettuce. Grown for its celery-like stem that is tasty raw or cooked; the leaves can also be used as greens. High in vitamin C; introduced from China in the 1840's.
 
Celtuce Lettuce
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Lisa .
Location:
Purcellville, VA, United States
Date:
April 9, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Stuff
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Long season, slow to bolt

What are the cons? needs space--grows long ropes

Review:

This was an experiment gone right! The earlier part of the growing season gave copious amounts of lettuce for salads; as the season progresses, they turn bitter, becoming candidates for stir fries or braises--it seemed like the increasing amount of milky sap reflected the level of bitterness as the plant matured. The ever-growing stalk's nutty flavor should not be ignored; it does get woody over time, but it can be scraped/peeled and served as a unique raw ingredient (think crudites) or cooked.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Wantonamara
Location:
Dripping Springs, TX, United States
Date:
February 29, 2016
          5.0
 
A garden and Kitchen winner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? volunteers and grows easily

What are the cons? none

Review:

I love the taste and that one can eat the salad leaves through a Texas winter and then the stems are good thin and thick. Just peal the white off. I just had it salted in an omelet with parsley and chervil. It absorbs tastes very nicely. I have used it in stirfry and soup and all sorts of things. I leave one plant for seed and just let it fall and nature does the rest. It has been growing that way for 4 years.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Christie
Location:
Tacoma, WA, United States
Date:
June 23, 2015
          5.0
 
Super fantastic
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? delicious, easy to grow,

What are the cons? none

Review:

I was reccommended celtuce from a friend, and am so thankful! It is my new favorite vegetable in the garden! It grew fast this spring and I am enjoying harvesting fresh young leaves. As stated above, the leaves taste like nutty rice... so delicious! I am excited to taste the stalk when mature. Better get more seeds in the ground!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bob
Location:
Hickory, NC, United States
Date:
May 20, 2015
          3.0
 
Young greens good stem stinks
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? The young greens are OK

What are the cons? Stem stinks, full of "latex"

Review:

The young greens are OK but not as good as Romaine. I harvested as the first ones were starting to form seed heads (possibly too late). The mature leaves aren't tasty but the chickens liked them. The stems are full of a latex-like substance that is somewhat difficult to wash out of a stainless steel bowl. The stems stink and are bitter. I won't grow again unless I learn that the stems have to be harvested very young--maybe less than half an inch diameter..

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fruitrunner
Location:
Santa Paula, CA, United States
Date:
February 22, 2015
          5.0
 
delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? delicious, easy to grow,

What are the cons? only bitter when old

Review:

Celtuce is also called Wo Sun .I have grown it two seasons now. It grows in spring winter and fall easily. With some shade it will grow in summer. it seems more heat tolerant than most lettuces. I eat it raw. I eat the leaves when they are young and let the plant grow till the stem gets fat. It is great in salads and reminds me of steamed rice! Peel and eat the stems raw. Yes the old leaves are more bitter and when it is going to seed it tastes more bitter. It is like eating the core stem of a really good lettuce that you grew! Great!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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