Types of Lettuce
Lettuce types are seperated into Butterhead, Cos (Romaine), Crisphead, Loosehead (Leaf) and Mixed. These varieties within those types are listed below.
- Bibb, harvest at 75 days, has a delicate-flavored, dark green, open head.
- Buttercrunch, harvest at 75 days, is an All America Selection with compact heads and a buttery texture; it can tolerate some heat.
- Little Gem, harvest at 65 days, gives early, compact, and productive plants.
- Paris Island, harvest at 70 days, is the standard romaine type; it has 10-inch heads and resists bolting.
- Great Lakes, harvest at 90 days, produces a large, full head that will tolerate some heat.
- Iceberg, harvest at 85 days, is compact with a light green color.
- Green Ice, harvest at 45 days, has crisp, sweet, heavily ruffled green leaves.
- Red Salad Bowl, harvest at 50 days, produces finely divided, dark burgundy leaves.
- Oak Leaf, harvest at 50 days, is a heat-tolerant, deeply lobed, dark green leaf variety.
- Majesty, harvest at 50 days, is deep purple-red.
- Many mixed lettuces are now available. Summer Glory contains 7 heat-resistant varieties.
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