Boston Red Leaf Lettuce
The 12 inch diameter heads are a medium green color, with a rose-red tinge along the edges of the crumpled leaves. A light green heart is found in the middle of this delicious lettuce.
Medium sized heads are loosely packed with firm, crisp leaves.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Boston lettuce is most frequently combined with other vegetables and eaten in salads. Its firm texture lends it to use on sandwiches as well.
Conserving and Storing
Leaf lettuce is best used fresh, soon after picking. If it is wrapped in a damp paper towel and refrigerated it may be kept for up to a week. It does not freeze or can well, but it may be dehydrated. The dehydrated leaves can be crumbled and added to other dehydrated vegetables for soup mixes and casseroles.
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