Stem lettuce

Product information


Stem lettuce is an oriental lettuce variety also known as celtuce or Chinese lettuce. The edible stalk has a delicious nutty flavor. The leaves are tasty too: add young ones to a salad, older leaves are best in a stir fry.

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Sowing: 1 April - 30 June

Level 1

seeds are sowed

0 - 8 days

Level 2

seedling visible

1-2 weeks

Level 3

one seedling

2-4 weeks

Level 4

little plants

4-6 weeks

Level 5

first harvest

6-9 weeks

Level 6

harvest of stems

9-12+ weeks

Sowing time: April - June
Height: 60 cm
Contents: 0.5 grams
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Stem lettuce

Stem lettuce is an Oriental lettuce variety. You grow it for the juicy stem, but the leaves are good too. Unlike your usual bushy lettuces, this one grows straight up like a palm tree.
  • Species name: Asparagus lettuce celtuse
  • Family: leaf
  • Plants per square patch: 2
  • Height: 40 to 60 cm
  • Sowing time: April - June
  • Sowing depth: 1 cm
  • Germination: 6 - 18°C in 7 - 14 days, won’t germinate above 20°C
  • Time to harvest: leaves after 5 weeks, stem 8 - 10 weeks
  • Sunlight: can grow in sun and semi-shade
Want to buy stem lettuce seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or you can get them as part of a seed pack:

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