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'A Choy' Lettuce

'A Choy' Lettuce

Regular price $3.75 Sale

Lactuca sativa

Origin: Taiwan 

Improvement status: Landrace

Seeds per packet: ~200

Germination tested 12/2022: 97%

Life cycle: Annual

Also called "sword lettuce," this unique lettuce from Taiwan is used in Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine. Traditionally stir-fried with garlic, it maintains its structure and texture when cooked. Can also be used raw, such as with a sesame paste and garlic dressing. Harvest the whole head when leaves are about 18” long and the head looks full. Both the stem and leaves are eaten.

GROWING TIPS: Start in early spring after last frost to transplant in April. Succession plant for continual spring and summer harvests. 50-60 days to maturity. Somewhat cold hardy.

This seed was grown by the good folks at Tian Tian Farm, a small CSA vegetable farm specializing in Asian vegetables on Vashon Island, Washington.