Chinese cooking

Jim McKenney
Mon, 06 Oct 2008 14:52:56 PDT
Jim Waddick mentioned celtuce. Celtuce is nothing new in the US: it was
commonly sold a half century ago. This lettuce used to be in every seed
catalog when I was a kid, so I was surprised to read that it was now not
easily found. I checked several current general seed catalogs on hand here,
and sure enough, not one listed celtuce. When I Googled “celtuce seed” there
were several hits, mostly from UK sources although there was at least one US
source.  I’ve never eaten celtuce, but I love the stems of other lettuces.
I’ll bet it’s available through the seed saver groups. 


We have several Asian supermarkets right in this neighborhood, and there is
a gigantic Asian supermarket which draws clientele from far and wide between
here and Baltimore. I’ll try to get over there sometime soon to check for
one bulb garlic and lily bulbs. I’ll let everyone know what I find. 


Jim McKenney

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