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Romaine lettuce is perhaps the second most recognizable and ubiquitous of all lettuces types, second only to Iceberg. The Romaine hearts are essentially the inner blanched leaves of the romaine plant. They constitute colors of cream, yellow and lime green along the ribs of the leaves. Romaine hearts are chosen for their crunchy, thick-walled succulent leaves.
Romaine lettuce is available year-round.
Romaine lettuce, also referred to as Cos, is botanically classified as Lactuca sativa L. var. longifolia. All Lettuce varieties are categorized into four different groups: Head, Romaine, Butter and Loose Leaf. The word lettuce itself comes from the Latin word lactuca, which is derived from lactus, meaning “milk”. The milk in this sense refers to the milky substance that appears when lettuce leaves are torn or cut from the plant. Although this does not happen with all lettuce types, it is very typical of Romaine lettuces, and its wild ancestors. This Romaine lettuce is grown in Santa Rita Hills, CA by Tutti Frutti Farms, a certified organic farm since 1988.