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Red Mountain Winter Celtuce
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Red Mountain Winter Celtuce (250 seeds) (LT183) $3.00

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Red Mountain Winter Celtuce

         
 
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A rare and nutritious type of stem lettuce from China. Celtuce is relatively obscure in the U.S., but it is sure to become the next veggie craze. The plants are as easy as lettuce to cultivate, and the culinary possibilities are boundless as it is great cooked or raw; the extra high levels of vitamin C point to celtuce as a potent superfood. This cold-loving red-leaved celtuce is a gourmet treat; the crunchy stems have a refreshing cucumber flavor and crisp texture. The stems are traditionally eaten raw in salads or stir fried. This variety should be planted in the fall, about 50 days before the first frost. The red leaves are also delicious in salads!
 
Red Mountain Winter Celtuce
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cabbage Soup
Location:
Toronto, Zone 6a USDA Roughly Zone 5, Canada
Date:
October 2, 2019
          4.0
 
Red Mountain Winter Celtuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Cold Tolerance, Germination

What are the cons? Quick to Bolt

Review:

Toronto experienced a longer cold season then usual this year. Temperatures still fluctuated at around 10?C (50?F) in May, rising to about 15?C (59?F) in June. It was not until July when full summertime temperatures stabilized (Around 25-30?C, 77-86?F). We planted this Celtuce variety under a cold frame outside in late April, and after around 10 days, tiny sprouts appeared. They were moved out of the frame at around 20 days and survived in the cold, windy weather long before we planted our cucumbers and beans. These plants thrived without too much care, except for regular watering during dry weather, and some fertilization. This variety was quick to bolt, starting to send up flowers in early July. Tiny yellow flowers blossomed, and by the end of July, most plants had started to seed. Nontheless, this variety was quite tasty. It was viable to eat it raw from the garden (after some peeling) or as a stir fry. Overall, this variety is quite prolific, and easy to grow. Would grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
fRED
Location:
Steynsburg, Eastern Dape, South Africa
Date:
August 8, 2019
          5.0
 
Red Mountain Celtuce
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? VERY EASY TO GROW

What are the cons? none

Review:

Wow ,Celtuce is unknown and unavailable here in South Africa,Planted seeds in late summer and overwinterd ,no problem with a few frosts.Thinned seedlings and transplanted these ,all survived PIicked inbetweeners as plants grew bigger and used in salads ,sautees and stirfries ,and very good they were too.This veg will always be in my future gardens as they grow so easily. We are seed addicts of unusual and rare seeds so Bakercreek supplies that need extremely well for us and gives our neighbours in our tiny town in drought stricken town in the Karroo something to talk about as we are the people who grow all the weird stuff ,they are so conservative here ,even yellow tomatoes and zuchini ares strange to them ,Wait till they see our CHINESE PYTHON SNAKE VINE . Need more space to grow all my new weird seeds .

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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