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75-85 day maturity. Lactuca sativa var. asparagina ‘Spring Tower Celtuce’. Spring Tower Celtuce Lettuce Seeds. Non-GMO, cool-season annual heirloom. This variety of Chinese stem lettuce has good tolerance to heat or cold and is slow bolting. Chinese stem lettuce originated in southern China. It is grown mainly for the tasty stalk. The leaves are broad, oval-shaped, and green in color. Spring Tower is an early maturing variety. Celtuce pairs well with stir-fried meat, poultry, or fish. Approx. 18,500 seeds / oz.
Other Common Names: Stem lettuce, asparagus lettuce, celtuce, Chinese lettuce, wo sun, wo ju sun, jing wo ju, tender stem lettuce, ngao lei shaang tsoi, woo chu, woh sun, kaki jisha, keman ayer, kuki chisha, or stemuretasu.
How to Grow Spring Tower Celtuce Lettuce
Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in a sunny location in spring after the last frost or in the late summer to early fall. Sow seeds in trays, then later transplant them into an open garden. In temperate areas, sow in spring or fall. In tropical climates, sow year round, avoiding the mid-summer. Seeds need light to germinate; do not bury. Keep soil moist; celtuce has a shallow root system. Moderate watering is needed once the stems emerge. Too little or too much water can cause cracking. Apply liquid fertilizer or compost tea every three weeks.
Harvesting Spring Tower Celtuce Lettuce
If desired, pick individual outer leaves before the plant is mature. Do not pick too many at any given time. Cut down the entire plant before flowering, when the stems are at least 1” in diameter and 1” tall.
Use the young leaves in salad or cook them lightly (about 4 minutes). Eat the stalks fresh or cooked. Peel the outer skin and slice the stem; add to salads, pickled sides, soups, and stir-fries. To preserve freshness, don’t remove the leaves from the stalk until you are ready to consume them. Older leaves are usually too tough for enjoyable consumption.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“Because stem lettuce is fast growing, I recommend intercropping it with cauliflower, celery, or chives for maximum use of garden space.”
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