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Celtuce

Lactuca sativa var asparagina


Celtuce
Seed #068
Chinese stem lettuce originated in southern China. Stem lettuce is grown mainly for the tasty stalk with celery-like flavor. Leaves are oval shaped like romaine lettuce and green color and also delicious. Stems are thick, tender and crisp with white flesh. This is an early maturing variety and has tolerance to heat and cold.
  • Cool season annual
  • Approx. 2700-3200 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 75-85 days
  • Planting season: Early spring/early summer or late summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. In cool areas sow seeds in spring/early summer after last frost in a sunny location. Recommended to sow in seed trays in cool areas, and seedlings are transplanted later into open field. In temperate areas, sow in spring or fall. In tropical areas, sow year round. Seeds need light to germinate, so do not plant too deep. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Thin
To
Row
Distance
60-70F 1/8-1/4" 1-2" 8-10" 14-20"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use the young leaves in salad or cook lightly. Stalks can be eaten fresh or cooked. Use in salad, pickled, soup and stir fry with meat, poultry or fish.
 
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