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Fancy lettuce

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“Fancy lettuce” is a collective term that includes curly lollo lettuces as well as oak leaf lettuces. The striking feature here is the marked colour contrast between the red and green varieties.

At BEHR Gemüsegarten, we grow fancy lettuce out of doors because only then does it develop the intense colours required as well as a much better leaf structure, which means the lettuce stays fresher and crisper longer.

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Fancy lettuce should be washed thoroughly, but not for too long, under cold running water. The best way to dry the lettuce is in a salad spinner. Washed lettuce will keep for several days if stored in a closed plastic container inside the fridge.

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