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Lettuce Radichetta Barba Dei Frati (78-9)

$3.50

Lettuce Radichetta, also called catalogna. Rustic country lettuce. Early & cold hardy. Good resistance to bolting. Long thick stems green serrated leaf. Open head will grow to sixteen inches. Not bitter. Lettuce taste but has the texture and crunch of escarole. Use in salads. Can also be cooked. Spring, summer, fall. Approximately 4000 seeds. Approximately 600-1200 seeds per gram.

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Lettuce Radichetta, also called catalogna. Rustic country lettuce. Early & cold hardy. Good resistance to bolting. Long thick stems green serrated leaf. Open head will grow to sixteen inches. Not bitter. Lettuce taste but has the texture and crunch of escarole. Use in salads. Can also be cooked. Spring, summer, fall. Approximately 4000 seeds. Approximately 600-1200 seeds per gram.

To see our growing guide for lettuce, click here.

Reviews (6)

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This lettuce is great. Crunch, delicious, grows well in all seasons, even dead of summer with consecutive 80 degree days. Only lettuce that never bolted out of 2 dozen varieties we grew. Great for salad mix too, we got up to 4 cuttings off it, and the leaves are great at all sizes. Grows faster then most lettuces. The one issue is it pretty much won't germinate above 72 degees. Other then that, this lettuce is perfect.
Posted by Jason Oddo on 6th Sep 2017

Grew in heat and cold, when other lettuces bolted or withered. Wonderful, very slightly bitter taste is great on it's own, with perhaps a lemon vinaigrette, or as an addition to a mixed-greens salad. Heavier texture gives a substantial loft.
Posted by Sheila on 15th Jun 2017

This is the best lettuce I've ever tasted. Its good at any size, and grows quick. Texture is great as well at most sizes, crunchier then most other lettuces even as baby. My only complaint is that it has been hard to get it to germinate well since the temperature in our home rose above 72 degrees with the summer heat. The heat hasn't affected the flavor of the vegetable though, so if you can find a cool place to get it germinate, its smooth sailing from there on out!
Posted by Jay on 5th Jun 2017