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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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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