Very unusual plant that can be used in two different ways…
Celtuce is a stem-lettuce with a Chinese origin. It’s an unusual plant that can be used in 2 ways:
The leaves can be picked whilst young and used like a cut and come again lettuce. As the stem elongates, the rosette formation changes to a small tuft of leaves on the top.
The second use is for the stem which has a mild celery-like flavour. Peel off the outer layer and slice thinly. This tastes amazing in salads or can be lightly steamed.
Number of plants: 10
Variety: Celtuce (organic*)
In the kitchen: The leaves can be picked either whilst young or when they have formed a rosette and used in lovely summer salads. The stem can be sliced and either lightly steamed or added raw to your salads for an amazing flavour and texture.
Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Spring 2021. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.
Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in spring approx 15cm apart in planters, raised beds, pots, containers or grow bags.
When to harvest: Start cutting the salad leaves when the plants reach about 10cm high. Clip the leaves with scissors, and the plants will re-grow and can be trimmed several times.
*Transplants suitable for organic growing.