Parris Island Romaine Lettuce

Parris Island Romaine Lettuce is a fine romaine lettuce with tight, medium-to-large upright heads.  This Lettuce has an excellent green color and fine flavor mid-ribs that are crunchy and juicy.  The turnaround time from planting to harvest is 66 days. 

  • Non-Hybrid
  • High Germination Rate
  • Regenerating

Description

Parris Island Romaine Lettuce is a fine romaine lettuce with tight, medium-to-large upright heads.  This Lettuce has an excellent green color and fine flavor mid-ribs that are crunchy and juicy.  Romaine lettuces are among the most nutritious of all lettuces due to their high chlorophyll content.  The turnaround time from planting to harvest is 66 days. The heads are uniform in size, tall and erect with interiors that are pale-green to cream.  The outer leaves are dark, gray-green in color and the lettuce is named after the island off of South Carolina.

 

The reasons Parris Island Romaine Lettuce is exceptionally nutritious is because it is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.

 

The oldest lettuce type is the upright, long-leaved Romaine;  It’s ancestor is on full display in Egyptian bas-reliefs from the third millennium B.C.  In 1952, Parris Island Romaine Lettuce was Bred in South Carolina as a new version that tasted better and produced more yield.

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