Romaine lettuce Paris Island Cos is a organically grown lettuce variety with large, firm and dark green heads with a deliciously sweet flavour. It has slighlty curved leaves with crispy, juicy veins. The middle of the heads is cream white. It doesn't bold easily and has a good resistance against diseases. This make this variety an excellent Romaine lettuce variety.
Romaine lettuce is very healthy and versatile. Romaine lettuce contains a.o.: vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B11, C and K. And the minerals: calcium, phosphor, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese, sodium and zinc. It also contains a lot of fibres, tryptophane and no calories. You can cook, bake, roast, stir-fry, steam, use in casseroles and use Romaine lettuce raw. You can use Romaine lettuce for a very refreshing cold soup. This lettuce variety is delicious in combination with: cheese, eggs, Feta, pinenuts, walnut, hazel-nut, beef, pork, chicken, salmon, tunafisch, onions, potatoes, vinegar, oil, garlic and lemon. And with different other vegetables like: tomato, carrot, cucumber, radish and celery. You can use lettuce in different dishes like salads, stir-fry dishes, casseroles, soups and of course in a Ceasar salad. Non hardy annual.
|Scientific name||Lactuca sativa|
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|Synonyms||Cos, Roman, Manchester|
Indoor sowing/Outdoor sowing under glass: middle of February - end of March
Outdoor sowing: end of March - beginning of June and beginning of July - beginning of August
Germination: 7 - 10 dagen
Germination temp.: 8 - 18 °C
Sowing depth: ½ cm
Plant distance: 20 - 30 cm
Plant position: sunny
Harvest period: middle of May - beginning of August and beginning of September - middle of October
Sow indoors in trays filled with moist potting soil. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil, because lettuce is a light germinator. Keep moist and light. Sow outdoors under glass in loose and moist (potting) soil from the middle of February on a sunny plot with moist and freedraining soil. Keep the soil moist and weedfree. You can harden of your indoor sown plants for 10 -14 days by putting them outside during the day from the beginning of May. Transplant the seedlings outdoors to a sunny plot with moist and freedraining soil from the middle of May, when there's no longer any danger of nightfrost. Keep 20 - 30 cm apart to ensure plenty of room. Sow ever 2 - 3 weeks a small amount of seeds to ensure you can harvest longer.
Sow outdoors from the end of March - beginning of June and from the beginning of July - beginning of August. Sow on a sunny plot with moist and freedraining soil. Keep 20 - 30 cm apart to make sure that the plants have plenty of room for the heads. Sow in rows about 20 - 30 cm apart. Sow in each hole about 3 seeds. Cover the seeds lightly with soil. Thin the seedlings after 3 - 4 weeks to 1 strongest plant per hole.
Sow approx. every 3 weeks a small amount of seeds to ensure a continious harvest of lettuce. Water when the soil is dry and water profusely during dry-spells. Protect your lettuce against snails and slugs and aphids. You can keep Romaine lettuce in the crisper compartment of your fridge for approx 2 - 3 days. Don't wrap the lettuce.