Iceberg lettuce is a lettuce that was introduced early 20th century in California under the name “Iceberg”. This name was given because of the type of transport of the lettuce by train from the west to the east coast, where for sustainability, a heap of ice was put on the lettuce. The leaves are light green in colour and often slightly transparent. The leaves form a closed head, the edges can curl apart but can also be ‘folded’ tightly around the head.  
Romaine Lettuce is a lettuce that is grown primarily in allotment gardens, but the professional cultivation, as an iceberg lettuce substitute, is increasing. Romaine lettuce consists of 40 cm long, elongated heads. The lettuce was already known by the Egyptians 4,000 years ago, and was  mainly grown in the Mediterranean, but is now grown throughout Europe and in North America.  
Little Gem is a small headed Romaine lettuce with curled leaves. It is used as a substitute for Iceberg lettuce, with the advantages that it is tastier according to some. This vegetable is available in the period from May to October.  


The leaves of Oak Leaf Lettuce have the shape of an American oak leaf, and are red-brown on the outside, the middle part is light green. However, there is also a fully green version of this lettuce. The taste is spicy and nutty. The texture is crispy. The Dutch Oak Leaf Lettuce is limitedly available throughout the year. There is a red variety, ‘Red Salad Bowl’ and a green variety, ‘Green Salad Bowl’.

Lollo rosso (red) and Lollo Biondo (light green) are types, with a loose head and a strong curly leaf. The leaves are soft and the taste is very neutral. These decorative types of lettuce originate from Italy.  
Green Batavia is a type of lettuce leaf with fuzzy edges, a fresh green colour and a firm leaf. This species is deliciously crunchy and sweet, and has a nutty flavour. Green Batavia is mainly mixed with other varieties of leaf lettuce.  
Sala Nova is a new type of lettuce. It is a lettuce that meets the modern consumer’s needs. Sala Nova looks like a lettuce, but contrary to butterhead lettuce, it contains a heart that is easy to remove. This lettuce is available in different colours for a beautiful and striking salad.
This lettuce can be prepared quickly and easily in your salad. Already when cutting, the lettuce falls into individual bite-sized leafs and is ready for use.


Frisée is a type of endive, and is also called curly endive. This endive has an open head with curly, deeply incised leaves. The heart of the crop is yellow, and the leaves are green on the outside. The taste of Frisée endive is somewhat more bitter than usual, and this is especially true for the outer green leaves. The light coloured inner part of the crop is tasty in a salad.

Rocket is an annual plant that belongs to the cabbage family. The young plants are used as a flavour enhancer in salads and raw vegetables, and the seedlings are also eaten on bread. Rocket can also be braised. The taste is walnutty and somewhat bitter. In the Mediterranean, rocket has been cultivated ever since the Middle Ages.  
Radicchio Rosso, also called “red lettuce”, is related to chicory, but does not look like chicory at all. Radicchio Rosso has a small round head with a dense heart and a dark red leaf, veined white. The structure of the leaf is very firm and crunchy. The taste is between chicory and endive, so somewhat bitter. Due to the beautiful red colour, the Radicchio Rosso adds some extra colour to your salad. This lettuce from the Netherlands is available from June to mid-December.  




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