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Lettuce: Cos/Romaine/Gem:

These are typically upright growers, often folding their leaves together to form a blanched long-hearted head at maturity. Classic cos and romaine types have entire (non-lobed) leaves with a crisp texture, making them popular for salad mix and essential to Caesar salad. These lines have been blurred in varieties that come from crosses to the other types, sometimes lending interesting cos traits to butters, oaks, or crispleaf types.

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 Zeb Romaine (Lettuce)  Zeb Romaine Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
Tall bullet head romaine with well closed tops that make tight savoyed hearts. A little uptight compared to the other heads on these pages--more Mediterranean isle style than Pacific isle style, if you follow me. More Plato, less Manoa. If you speak lettuce, you know what I'm sayin. pricing and more info...
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 Winter Density (Lettuce)  Winter Density 
A wonderful workhorse of a lettuce, this dark green, compact, short leaf cos is a reliable cold season crop, and should work well in the unheated winter greenhouse systems like that worked out by Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch in Maine. The leaves are that ideal “salad ratio,” 3:2 length by width, that fits so well on the plate, and the “Bibb-cos” texture is a perfect base for any sala... pricing and more info...
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 Wavy Dory Romaine (Lettuce)  Wavy Dory Romaine Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
An unusual cos composed of upright long green pointed leaves with wavy margins. Some cos varieties have leaves with the beautiful smooth shape of a canoe--this one has the pointed prow of a dory, with some very fancy gunnels. pricing and more info...
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 Treasure Isle (Lettuce)  Treasure Isle Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
Mounded, rounded heads of golden-green, ruby splattered savoyed leaves, midsized or larger. When the red pigment is overlain on light green, the effect is especially bright. pricing and more info...
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 Sucrine (Lettuce)  Sucrine 
The name means “sweet,” and it’s no lie. A gem of a dense little romaine—bright green, bright taste, and the perfect base green for anything else you might have on hand to create a crisp, delightful salad. A perennial favorite in taste tests and reliability. pricing and more info...
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 Shaw (Lettuce)  Shaw Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
Sister variety to 'Fawn', more of a medium green, similar but worth comparing in different locations for taste and performance distinctions. Very uniform. pricing and more info...
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 San Juan (Lettuce)  San Juan Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
This is a great sandwich lettuce. The golden-green red flecked leaves are large, flat, and loosely whorled for easy picking. The size and shape fit a sandwich or bun perfectly. This is something between a leaf lettuce and a romaine. The flavor is mild and sweet. pricing and more info...
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 Ruby Zoisite (Lettuce)  Ruby Zoisite Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
A standout minihead, dark green with red patterning on the outside, jewel-like blanched reds and gold on the inside. Uniform 6" heads are all heart at maturity. pricing and more info...
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 Rubens Romaine (Lettuce)  Rubens Romaine 
A very attractive semi-dwarf romaine, bright fruity-red wrapper leaves surround lime-green hearts of semi-savoyed leaves. Recommended to us by the Student Organic Farming Club at Oregon State University, and Professor James Cassidy who suggests “This Lettuce ROCKS!” This is for them! We sold this variety in the 1990s, in our salad days. pricing and more info...
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 Red To The Heart Romaine (Lettuce)  Red To The Heart Romaine Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
I have several lines of this phenotype, one of which will become the final selection to go with the name. For now this can be considered a type that includes solid rose-red heart leaves, or hearts that are painted in red and gold patterns. At the Portland Breeder's Variety Showcase, bowls or these were mistaken for Treviso chicory hearts. But the taste and texture is all lettuce--crisp, juicy, swe... pricing and more info...
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 Red Flamingo (Lettuce)  Red Flamingo 
Uniquely brilliant red savoyed leaves with an open romaine form. This is new to us from our friends at Adaptive Seeds, who report this lettuce comes from China, and has exceptional cold tolerance and salad green potential for late season lettuce. pricing and more info...
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 Rana (Lettuce)  Rana Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
Somehow this medium green, dark red spotted, rounded and savoyed lettuce reminded me of a 9" tall, 9" wide, frog. There, I said it. But it's a beauty on the inside, with a big well blanched heart of substantial leaves. pricing and more info...
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 Posey (Lettuce)  Posey Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
A uniformly small, dark green gem with internal red speckling more pronounced than its sister Lopez. pricing and more info...
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 Platonic Romaine (Lettuce)  Platonic Romaine Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
Football shaped romaine heads with great wrapping boat-like leaves, healthy vigorous full sized plants produce gorgeous blanched-green hearts that are crunchy and sweet. If you want to float a tuna or chicken salad on a plate, these Platonic canoes are a perfect conveyance. pricing and more info...
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 Pele (Lettuce)  Pele Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
From 'Manoa x Leopard' this short leaf romaine begins as a dark spotted seedling, then matures into a glossy red, crisp, undulant romaine. Interior a blanched blend of pink and yellow heart. pricing and more info...
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 Pandero (Lettuce)  Pandero 
This is a deep-deep red 'Winter Density'-type mini-romaine with excellent downy mildew resistance. The purple-red color develops early and thoroughly in the high density head. With a single cut, these mini-head type romaines create instant salad mix. Thanks to Adaptive Seed for this terrific import to the US seed market. pricing and more info...
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 Pan (Lettuce)  Pan Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
NEW FOR 2021! The deep vibrant green of this selection makes me think of the Greek ‘figure and force of nature,’ Pan himself. This comes from a cross of 2 deep red lettuces (‘Pandora’ X ‘Red To The Heart’), but shows not the slightest blush. A dense hearted midi size, about right for 9” spacing, with a texture between butter and romaine. Shows good downy mildew resistance and is slow to bolt. pricing and more info...
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 Outstanding (Lettuce)  Outstanding Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
It had to happen; a contender arises to challenge its parentage. This selection came out of our 2003 crop for ‘Outredgeous’, chosen for being a little bigger, tighter, and later to bolt than the rest of the patch. After three more generations of selection for more downy mildew and Sclerotinia resistance, ‘Outstanding’ is ready to contend for title of our best red romaine. Love to hear resu... pricing and more info...
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 Outredgeous (Lettuce)  Outredgeous Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
This variety is so red that botany students didn’t recognize it as lettuce when they saw it in our breeding nursery back in ‘98, though a crowd did gather to discuss what it might be. A nice upright cut salad variety, forms a loose romaine head at maturity. An outrage of red in the salad bed, becoming a standard for salad growers. I guess this is our hit. In April 2014, Ou... pricing and more info...
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 Orcas (Lettuce)  Orcas Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
A midi sized gem, about 9" across at full size. Savoyed, medium green with red spotting, short, broad leaves. pricing and more info...
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 Olga (Lettuce)  Olga 
She’s a big blonde-green beauty with broadly rumpled leaves holding a big blanched heart. Kind of soft for a romaine, there is clearly a little butter in her background. pricing and more info...
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 Mayan Jaguar (Lettuce)  Mayan Jaguar Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
The bigger framed cos of these two spotted cats. Dark red splashes are in high contrast over dark green ruffled leaves, wrapped into a tight upright head, with that bone crusher romaine crunch. The blushed hearts are pink as rose petals. This is a unique and beautiful romaine fountain of lettuce. pricing and more info...
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 Manoa Ocelot (Lettuce)  Manoa Ocelot Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
NEW FOR 2020! This could have been named “Mini Manoa Leopard,” but we’ve learned that this invites confusion. A variety with great flavor and crunch within a small frame, can easily be spaced 8” within the row, probably 6” is sufficient. Leaves are thick, savoyed, golden green spotted with red that extends into the blanched heart. pricing and more info...
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 Manoa Leopard (Lettuce)  Manoa Leopard Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
A beautiful dark spotted heading lettuce with a strong Hawaiian influence, selected for a preponderance of short rounded leaves in a tight blanching head of medium dark green leaves, selected against tip burn and downy mildew. A rare kinda cat that's adaptable to both Oregon and Hawaii. From 'Manoa' x 'Leop... pricing and more info...
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 Lopez (Lettuce)  Lopez Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
A true mini, 6" or less across, dark green with less red splashing inside than the other Islanders. Would make a good single serving lettuce. Somewhat buttery taste and texture. Uniform. pricing and more info...
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 Little Gem (Lettuce)  Little Gem 
A gem of a dense little green romaine, and therefore its name. One of the most pleasant and productive lettuces ever grown, selected for close spacing and intensive 6" x 6" greenhouse production in an English climate. This is the prototype for the compact “mini-head” types that have lately become so popular in the market. I think of this as a new class of lettuce in itself, and have begun to n... pricing and more info...
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 Lepo Gem (Lettuce)  Lepo Gem Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
Compact, rounded, medium green leaves with spots from it Leopard forebears, this is another of the Island Gems with many Manoa qualities and a butter-romaine texture. pricing and more info...
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 Leopard (Lettuce)  Leopard Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
A smaller framed midi-sized romaine with extra fancy crisping of the leaf margins, extra fancy dappling of glossy dark green leaves by dark red splashes, and a vary high rating for downy mildew resistance. pricing and more info...
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 Lava Lamp Romaine (Lettuce)  Lava Lamp Romaine Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
Part of the retro romaine scene you won't want to miss...convections of red and yellow in high contrast hearts of romaine. Includes 'Crisp Mint' in the parentage, which comes through in the crunch. Best at full maturity, remains non-bitter even at onset of bolting. Probably a good "celtuce." pricing and more info...
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 Kilauea (Lettuce)  Kilauea Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety
From the Island Gems gene pool, compact dark green with red slashes, becoming red in the center leaves as it completes heading. Glossy, dense, crisp, flavorful. pricing and more info...
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