Lactuca sativavar asparagina
This variety of Chinese stem lettuce has pointed, light green leaves. Good tolerance to heat and cold and is slow bolting. This celtuce can tolerate 100°F for a few days and slow bolting. This variety has nice stem development during warm season.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 1000-1500 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: Spring, summer and fall
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. In cool areas sow seeds in spring after last frost or late summer to early fall 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.
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 are eaten fresh or cooked. Peel outer skin and slice the stalk. Use in salad, pickled, soup and stir fry with meat, poultry or fish.