Green Leaf Lettuce

Green leaf lettuce features tender, curly leaves best suited for sandwiches and salads that are seeking a nutritious upgrade. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, which contributes to healthy eyes and skin. The greener the leaf, the more nutrients it provides.

Green leaf lettuce is the most nutritious variety when stacked up next to iceberg and romaine. All lettuce varieties are low in calories, so any choice is a clear winner.

Handling Tips

Dismiss any discolored leaf lettuces right away and select lettuce with bright, crisp leaves. To prepare your green leaf lettuce, remove its core and rinse with cold water. Pat dry and wrap in paper towels and a plastic bag before storing in the crisper for up to a week. Beware which fruits you store your lettuce near: apples, pears and bananas release a ripening agent that can shorten its lifespan.

Rinse Before using
Store at 34-38° F

Growing & Availability

Oxnard, CA March-April
Salinas, CA April-June/October-November
Yerington, NV June-October
Yuma, AZ November-March