Celtuce (Stem Lettuce)

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Celtuce, also called "Chinese Stem Lettuce," "Celery Lettuce," or "Asparagus Lettuce" and in Chinese or Taiwanese as 莴笋 (wōsǔn) & 油麦菜 (yóumàicài) is truly a unique cross between celery and lettuce, both in taste and texture! The thick white stem can be peeled to expose a bright green core that is stringless and refreshingly crunchy like cucumbers or water chestnuts, and is delicious pickled, stir-fried, sliced, or in soup. The leafy tops have a taste similar to Bibb lettuce and is refreshing with a light sesame peanut dressing. Celtuce is high in vitamins A and C and potassium.

Species Celtuce, Summer 38
(Lactuca sativa var. asparagina or Lactuca sativa var. augustana)
Plant Size 11-14 inches tall

Days to Germinate

7-10

Days to Harvest

78

Germination Rate

90%

Test Date

7/21

Lifespan

Annual
Country of Origin

United States

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For

2022

 

Planting Instructions:

Plant 1/8 inch in moist, well-draining soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring in at least 60F temperature soil or 8 weeks before first average frost for Fall planting. Seeds can be started indoors and seedlings transplanted in colder climates.

Within-Row Spacing 10-12 inches
Between-Row Spacing 14-20inches

 

 Nutrition Facts:

Celtuce, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 75 kJ (18 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.65 g
Dietary fiber 1.7 g

Fat
0.3 g

Protein
0.85 g

Vitamins Quantity %DV
Vitamin A equiv.
22%
175 μg
Thiamine (B1)
5%
0.055 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
6%
0.07 mg
Niacin (B3)
4%
0.55 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
4%
0.183 mg
Vitamin B6
4%
0.05 mg
Folate (B9)
12%
46 μg
Vitamin C
23%
19.5 mg

Minerals Quantity %DV
Calcium
4%
39 mg
Iron
4%
0.55 mg
Magnesium
8%
28 mg
Manganese
33%
0.688 mg
Phosphorus
6%
39 mg
Potassium
7%
330 mg
Sodium
1%
11 mg
Zinc
3%
0.27 mg