Chicarita is an innovative baby crunchy Romaine variety which is gaining popularity as a snacking lettuce. This means the leaves are an ideal size for tapas style finger food and characteristically crisp and crunchy with an iceberg bite. Chicarita is slow bolting, strong against tip burn and suitable for harvesting all year round. Photos courtesy of Rijk Zwaan.
Care: Plant 12-16″ apart in rows 16-18″ apart in a mostly sunny area.
Late-season vegetables adapted to tolerate both the heat of late summer and the cool nights of fall. Harvest in late summer or fall. See our Fall & Winter Vegetable Guide for specific planting/harvest times & freeze-out temperatures.