GREEN LEAF, BUTTER LEAF, AND RED LEAF
anise / fennel

Leaf Lettuce Growing Regions

leaf lettuce growing

How to Choose
Regardless of the type (green leaf, butter leaf, or red leaf), all lettuces should have firm leaves and no signs of wilting, have yellow or brown discoloration, have slime, or spotting.


How to Prepare
Rinse the lettuce just before serving in cold water and pat dry with a clean towel or use a salad spinner to remove excess moisture. Chop or tear the leaves to the desired size. Do not cut or slice lettuce leaves in advance as cut edges will discolor.


How to Store
Keep leaf lettuce stored loosely in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper for five to seven days. All types of lettuce should be stored away from ethylene-producing fruits, such as apples, bananas and pears, since they will cause the lettuce leaves to brown. Before use, always wash the leaf lettuce, and check for bugs and slugs which may have traveled with your lettuce.

 

Pacific offers green and red leaf lettuce both conventionally and organically grown, and butter leaf lettuce conventionally grown.