Lettuce 'Misticanza die Lattughe' - Herbs and Veges
Misticanza is the Italian name for a variety of different leaves and many are suitable for year-round planting and harvesting like Quattro Stagioni,Di Lattughe and Di Radicchi.Spring and Autumn is good for Valeriana Verte De Cambrai,( Lambs lettuce)Arugula (rocket) Romana Bionda degli Ortoloni (Cos) Winter leaves include Passion di Brune, Parella Rossa, Testa di Burro D'Inverno Summer tends to like Lingua Di Canarino ( green oak leaf) Rosso di Trento, Maravilla de Verano Canasta.
Pick a cooler position and water well and they will be green and tender. When picked young although softer the flavour is well defined. Avoid overwhelming first picked tender leaves with astringent vinegar dressings instead opt for soft fresh olive oil and season with salt and pepper.