Salanova is a multi leaf lettuce. It means the head has twice to four times as much leaves as ordinary lettuce. Moreover, all the leaves have about the same size and shape. Salanova is a compact and full lettuce. Salanova is sold with the roots. That way, it remains fresh longer. There are different varieties, of which green Salanova (green multi leaf lettuce) and red Salanova (red multi leaf lettuce) are probably the best known. The leaves are mellow and have a mild taste. These are available from LOCAL SALADS U.S.A
Preparation tips With a single cut, the lettuce will fall apart and you get leaves of the similar size. You could also use an apple corer, as the stem is small and straight. It's possible as well to only remove halve of the leaves or pluck single leaves.
Wash the leaves before use and drain them well. You can use a salad spinner for this.
- Buying and storage
Buying tips for salanova lettuce
Bear in mind that the leaves look fresh and mellow.
- Storage of salanova lettuce
Keep the roots preferably moist. That way the lettuce can be kept longer. You can keep it for about ten days. Put the lettuce in its packaging in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator or plant it in a pot.
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