Recommended Lettuce Varieties
Lettuce seed is broken down into four main categories: Crisphead, Cos (Romaine), Loose Leaf, and Butterhead. Though all types can be grown to maturity, Loose Leaf lettuces are generally best suited for growing baby greens. Crisphead, Cos, and Butterhead types will give you a nice full head of lettuce at harvest time.
Many different varieties of lettuce fall into these four categories. Some suggested organic lettuce varieties are listed below:
Crisphead: Iceberg, Great Lakes, Imperial
Cos: Valmaine, Little Gem, Romulus
Loose Leaf: Salad Bowl, Red Salad Bowl, Green Ice
Butterhead: Buttercrunch, Speckles, Esmerelda