14 types of lettuce you can grow at home

Lettuce has been one of the most consumed vegetables for two thousand years, its ease of cultivation and rapid growth make it ideal for combining in salads or garnishes. In today’s article we will learn 14 varieties of lettuce that we can grow lettuce at home or in the garden.

lettuce cultivar varieties


Romaine lettuce

It is the typical lettuce that we consume in Spain, with light green and elongated leaves. By cultivating it, we can extract the leaves from the outside to consume them when we need them. Their best time to plant them is all year round except December through February if you live in a cold climate area.

Ecological horticultural seeds - Romaine lettuce long...

Ecological horticultural seeds – Romaine lettuce long…

  • Excellent variety with an upright Roman habit, with a large number of long leaves of about 30 cm. with smooth and wrinkled surface
  • Fast growing, forming a large, long, closed bud that does not require trellising. Good resistance to climbing
  • Method of cultivation: The best time for sowing is in spring and autumn, in the nursery, transplanting into the 30 x 40 cm frame when the plants have 3 or 4 leaves and are well rooted.

damn pink

It is a curly and red lettuce from Italy, it has a bitter taste that combines well if you want to vary a little from traditional romaine lettuce. Its best time to plant it is in the fall.


It can have smooth or curly leaves. With a spicy flavor and bitter touches, it is planted in winter.

Oak leaf lettuce

It has curly leaves and a color ranging from green to purple. Its texture is tender and has a sweet taste. The best time to grow it is in spring, from March to June.

French or Trocadéro lettuce

It is a head lettuce that has thin and long green leaves. It is mainly planted in the spring because that is when it grows best in the garden.

iceberg lettuce

It looks like a closed cabbage but its leaves are green, long and wide. It is called Iceberg for its resistance to cold and is one of the least nutritious lettuces.

Organic Horticultural Seeds - Lettuce Wonder of...

Organic Horticultural Seeds – Lettuce Wonder of…

  • Very hard cabbages which are used in the middle of summer due to their high resistance to climbing. Globe cabbage. Green bush with wavy leaves with vinous pigmentation. Very heat resistant
  • Cultivation method: It can be sown all year round, preferably from March to July, in the nursery, shading it during hot weather.
  • When the seedlings reach proper development and rooting, transplant them into the 30 x 40 cm framework Loose, fertile soil
  • Harvest: Renewing the sowing every 3 to 4 weeks ensures continuous production

head of romaine lettuce

They are mini romaine lettuces because they look very similar, they have very tight, long and curly leaves.

Types of lettuce you can grow at home

lettuce tatsoi

It is a difficult variety to find alone because it is of Asian origin. It usually comes in mixed preparations for salads. It is dark green in color, somewhat resembling a spinach leaf.

Batavian lettuce

It is a lettuce similar to others like the lollo rosa or the French. It has light green curly leaves although there are other variations of batavia lettuce which can be red.

14 types of lettuce you can grow at home

Red chard lettuce

It is a slow growing lettuce, its stems can be of different colors like yellow, purple, pink, violet. Instead, its leaves are bright green.


It is a variety of lettuce from the Mediterranean region with an intense and spicy flavor. It can be planted throughout the year and, like romaine lettuce, the larger leaves can be picked for consumption. Arugula has long, dark-colored leaves with serrated edges.


It is grown in Autumn and Spring, it is a lettuce with small rounded leaves and a dark green color. It contains many nutritional properties.

Vegetable Seeds - Mesclum Lettuce - Batlle

Vegetable Seeds – Mesclum Lettuce – Batlle

  • Mixture of romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, curly endive and radicchio. Ideal mix to obtain tender and mixed salads
  • Sowing: Sow in the nursery from January to July. Harvest: From April to October. By staggering the sowing, the harvest can be very prolonged
  • Sowing: from January to April and from August to November. Harvest: from 2/4 months


It is a small lettuce in the shape of a closed cabbage which has red leaves and white nerves, it is very striking. Its leaves have a bitter taste. It is a variety from Italy and when growing it they use the bleaching technique to reduce the bitterness. It can be found in winter.


It is a lettuce grown from fall to spring. It has hard white leaves and that’s because only the center of the lettuce is sold, as it tastes sweet.

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