Lettuce

Lettuce
(Lactuca sativa)

Lettuce

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Selection

Pick crisp green lettuce greens whenever large enough to use.

Storage

Keep fresh, unwashed, covered loosely in a plastic bag or perforated bag and refrigerate. Does not freeze or store well for longer periods.

Preparation

  • Wash well being sure to separate leaves and shake well to remove water.
  • Lettuce is usually eaten fresh as salad.
  • (Bailey, 1992; University of Illinois Extension, 2013).

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Lettuce

Lettuce is a popular salad vegetable in most parts of the world including the Pacific. There are many varieties of lettuce to include cos lettuce (upright cylindrical), iceberg (head shape), curled-leaf lettuce and stem lettuce. They generally grow best at higher altitudes or cooler weathers and in well-drained, well-watered soils (Bailey, 1992).

Traditional Names
  • Hawaiian – lekuke
  • Samoan – latisi