Baby Leaf - young leaves - are leaf vegetables that are eaten raw at a very early development stage. They contain plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, in some cases even 40 times more than the mature plants. Young leaves are one of the foundations of a healthy, low calorie diet. They look great and have a distinct, concentrated taste.
Romaine lettuce "Parris Island Cos" (Lactuca sativa var. longifolia) develops tall, stiff leaf rosettes or loose, long heads. Romaine lettuce leaves are crisp and juicy, have visible veining and a delicious, slightly sweet taste. They do not tend to accumulate the harmful nitrates. Romaine lettuce is a low calorie and digestible vegetable that is rich in vitamins B1, B2, PP, K and C, provitamin A and such minerals as calcium, magnesium, iron and kalium that act deacidifying on the body. Young romaine lettuce leaves go well with fresh vegetables and fresh bread.
Seeds of the "Parris Island Cos" lettuce may be sown all year long to containers or all vegetation season directly to the ground. Seeds are sown 0.5 cm deep by hand or in rows a few centimetres apart. First leaves may be harvested already 3 - 4 weeks after the sow when they have reached 8 - 10 cm in height. The leaves grow back rapidly after the harvest, making 2 - 3 harvests possible from one sow. Romaine lettuce, in contrary to other lettuce varieties, does not require much light. It has high requirements in regard to the water, yet it does not like waterlogged soils, because it leads to diseases and leaf decay. On the other hand, water shortages cause the leaves to become leathery and unpalatable.
A package contains 1.5 g of Baby Leaf "Parris Island Cos" romaine lettuce seeds, as well as the sow-by date and growing instructions.
- Weight: 1.5 g
- Use: direct, raw consumption
- Harvest time: 3 - 4 weeks after the sow