Lactuca sativa var. asparagina
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Lactuca sativa var. asparagina

asparagus lettuce
stem lettuce

  family asteraceae 
  genus lactuca 

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Genus  Lactuca Species  sativa Variety  asparagina Cultivar  Common names  celtuce   asparagus lettuce   stem lettuce Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11983 Data source  UnVeg p99
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  9" - 1' 3" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Slightly acidic USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun to partial shade is best for growing Lactuca sativa var. asparagina. It likes moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a tough romaine-like texture. Some of the vitamins and minerals found in Lactuca sativa var. asparagina include: vitamin C and iron. Celtuce (sometimes called asparagus lettuce and stem lettuce) is most often used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Bulb Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  1' Row spacing  1' 6" Cold frame  Planting period  Mar 01 - Oct 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Partially hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  45 to 100 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked Nutritional value  Vitamin C   Iron Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a tough romaine-like texture
Horticulture notes  This plant's 8 month extended planting season continues from March through October. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 1' apart. Provide 1' 6" spacing between rows. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 45 to 100 days. Lactuca sativa var. asparagina is typically propagated using its bulbs.
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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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