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Celtuce

Lactuca sativa var. asparagina

'Celtuce' is a plant in the Lactuca (Lettuce) genus with a scientific name of Lactuca sativa var. asparagina. The botanical name epithet for Celtuce (sativa) means 'having been cultivated'.

Celtuce is also known as Stem Lettuce, Asparagus Lettuce and Chinese Lettuce. Though it has a common name of Celtuce, it is not a cross between Lettuce and Celery. It is just a variety of Lettuce grown for its romaine-like foliage and mainly for its thick, edible stem. The stem grows 6 to 8 inches long and about 1½ inches in diameter. They can be cooked like broccoli and tastes like a cross between a mild summer squash and an artichoke. The leaves can be used for salad.

It is an edible vegetable that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.

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How to grow Celtuce

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Remember to water Celtuce often.

Growing Celtuce from seed

Transplanting Celtuce

This grows best in cool seasons. Plant and cultivate like Leaf Lettuce. Space plants 8 to 10 inches apart. Use the young, outer leaves as greens. A few weeks later, the stalks will be ready to harvest. Peeled, they can be eaten raw or cooked.

Companion plants for Celtuce

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Celtuce so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Celtuce

These plants will not grow well with Celtuce so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Celtuce problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Celtuce plants:

Other names for Celtuce

Augustana, Angustata, Stem lettuce, Celery lettuce, Asparagus lettuce, Chinese lettuce

Celtuce care instructions

How long does Celtuce take to grow?

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Footnotes

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