For the first time this year we have tried a new variety of romaine lettuce called Jericho. Originating in Israel it is supposed to be able to take the heat of summer without turning bitter or bolting. So far it has lived up to that claim and we are loving the sweet taste.
The large heads provide lots of tall leaves and fill my salad spinner quickly
O Wise One loves the romaine hearts on his sandwiches and such therefore I keep a container of just hearts in the fridge along with chopped letttuce for salads. This is our second planting of this lettuce and we have a third batch of seeds already under way for a third harvest and we plant about one crop a month.
Easy to start from seeds this variety is proving a winner on this farm.
Now that the Black Seeded Simpson leaf lettuce is winding down from those 90 degree days this has become our mainstay lettuce although I do have a couple other varieties planted.
We look forward to our own fresh cucumbers coming in out of the garden to go with our salads though.
What's your favorite summer lettuce variety?
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