The fact is, with its appearance, texture and taste nearly indistinguishable, Butter, Boston and Bibb lettuce is ostensibly the same variety known under the category moniker: Butterhead. Bibb, however, is a slightly smaller version of the variety and is the first of this cultivar to be grown in the U.S.
Looseleaf, Leaf, Cutting or Bunching Last but not least is one of the easiest types of lettuce to grow — the Looseleaf varieties of lettuce, which form no head or heart. Harvest these varieties either whole or by the leaf as they mature. Plant at weekly intervals starting in early April and again mid August. Thin Looseleaf lettuce to 4-6 ...
Mizuna's flavors can be characterized as piquant and bright with a subtle earthiness. Seasons/Availability Mizuna is available year-round with a peak season in the fall. Current Facts Mizuna, scientific name, Brassica rapa nipponosica, is a cool season Japanese mustard green that has a similar appearance as wild arugula.
Endive, native to Asia Minor and a member of the Asteraceae (daisy) family of plants, is a close cousin to chicory, radicchio, and Belgian endive (witloof). Frisee is a smaller variety with fine, lacy leaves. Endive is a cool weather crop like lettuce, with a crisp texture and robust flavor.