weird mystery lettuce

lgteacher(SCal)April 2, 2012

Last fall I purchased a 6 pack of mesculum, including red oak lettuce, mizuna, and green leaf lettuce. I don't know what this is. It has a weird leaf with little pieces sticking out. The other lettuce is long gone, but this lives on.

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It looks like red russian kale,is big enogh so you can cook with it delish in soups,pastas,stir fried,etc...

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 9:33PM
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looks like kale to me too

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 9:55PM
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Looks like a collard or Kale to me.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 10:01PM
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Thank you! I've been eating it in salads, but now I can try cooking it.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 10:13PM
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Definitely Red Russian kale. Pick it aggressively and it will keep spewing out leaves until it decides to bloom. The little flower buds are edible, like broccolini.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 7:52AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

And once it blooms leave it to seed and you will have red Russian kale for years to come. I love this stuff. No effort and delicious greens. Just wash it, shake off the water. Melt a tiny bit of butter in a pan. Put in the greens with only the water that it clinging to the leaves. Put on the lid and cook over a medium heat. They will steam in the little bit of liquid and will be yummy. Oh - and one more thing. It really cooks down, like spinach, so put in a good big handful per person.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 10:42AM
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