LETTUCE BARBA DEI FRATI ~ dark green tufts of long lobed leaves reminiscent of oakleaf, very versatile. 75 seeds
SOW: from February through to October. Sowing a little seed every 2-3 weeks will give you a succession of lettuces. They can be started in modules and transplanted or sown in situ. Autumn sowings can be grown through the winter under cover.
GROW: lovely Barba Dei Frati forms tufts of leaves that you can cut as a bunch from individual plants. If you have them planted close together you can treat them as a cut-&-come-again
EAT: chop to add into salads. This Italian variety is sometimes termed as a radichetta variety and can be tossed in olive oil and roasted or you can wilt it in a pan for a warm salad.