OP. The next best thing! Check out this YouTube video on celtuce. This variety of Chinese stem lettuce has pointed, light green leaves. Good tolerance to heat and cold and is slow bolting. This celtuce variety can tolerate 100°F for a few days and is slow bolting. The tender inner stem has a flavor that is mild to slightly bitter, and is typically sliced and peeled and used in stir fries and soups. Crops grown in cool weather will be milder. The young leaves may also be used in salads. Grow just like head lettuce, in rows 18″ apart, transplant seedlings 8-12″ apart. 55 days.