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Type: Romaine (Cos)

Chicarita is an appealing cross of romaine and iceberg with the thick, crunchy texture, sweet flavor, and excellent shelf life of an iceberg and the upright habit and color of a romaine. Cupped leaves are perfect for use as a wrap or to hold a myriad of ingredients for snacking. Very slow to bolt and strong against tipburn.

Days in the Nursery
12-14 days

Harvest Cycle
3 weeks to full harvest

Yield per Shelf
3-6 lbs/Harvest Cycle

Flavor Characteristics
Crunchy texture, sweet flavor

Thinning technique

After you've transplanted your seedlings to the growing shelf. Each pod should be thinned to 1 seedling. To do this pull out the excess seedlings using a pair of tweezers or your fingers gently.

Harvesting technique

As leaf lettuce, this plant can be harvested either as a full head or leaf by leaf. Harvest the entire head at the base, or cut the largest outer leaves at the base of their stem.