Bata­vian let­tuces

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Also called sum­mer­crisp, or French crisp, Bata­vian let­tuces are mid­way be­tween the crisp­head and leaf types. They are large let­tuces, with good flavour. The thick outer leaves can be har­vested as a loose-leaf, un­til the head starts to form, which is crisp and juicy with a slight nutty flavour.

When re­searchers at Colorado State Univer­sity were eval­u­at­ing bolt­ing re­sis­tance, they found that Bata­vian let­tuces re­sisted bolt­ing longer than any other type of let­tuce, stay­ing crisp and tasty.

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