Romaine (or Cos) makes a tall head with crunchy midrib. Long, crisp-textured, distinctly flavored leaves. Tolerates dry, hot weather well, slow to go to seed. Likes a moderately good, loose, well-drained soil. Water regularly. All of our varieties are self-blanching and require no tying up.
Try it like kale for an equally delicious, nutritious smoothie.
"The vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber found in romaine lettuce are especially good for the prevention or alleviation of many common health complaints. Due to its extremely low calorie content and high water volume, romaine lettuce-while often overlooked in the nutrition world-is actually a very nutritious food. Based on its nutrient richness, our food ranking system qualified it as an excellent source of vitamin A (notably through its concentration of the pro-vitamin A carotenoid, beta-carotene), vitamin K, folate, and molybdenum. Romaine lettuce also emerged from our ranking system as a very good source of dietary fiber, four minerals (manganese, potassium, copper, and iron), and three vitamins (biotin, vitamin B1, and vitamin C)." The World's Healthiest Foods website
C,W/Matures 6-13/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 10"