Looseleaf lettuce varieties include “greenleaf,” “oakleaf,” and “redleaf.” These varieties of lettuce offer large loose heads of crisp, delicately flavored leaves. More perishable than iceberg or romaine.
In markets, this is often called “mesclun”, “spring mix” or “baby leaf lettuce”. Small, immature lettuce leaves are sold either by a single cultivar or as a variety. Baby spinach, for example, is sold as a single cultivar, where mesclun is an example of mixed variety.
Field Greens or Spring Mix, is a classic green salad mix originating in the south of France. It consists of a mixture of very young leaves and shoots of wild and cultivated plants, including endive, dandelion, arugula, lamb’s lettuce, oak leaf, mache, radicchio, chervil, sorrel, frissee, purslane, etc. Sometimes edible flowers are included. It is available in grocery stores both in packages and is also sold by the pound.
plural: Looseleaf lettuce
Season: available year-round