Silky smooth neon green romaine leaves reach for the sky in this amazing lettuce with origins in the desert.
Jericho hails from Israel and is no stranger to the heat.
That means this romaine is extremely bolt resistant, remaining sweet, tender and crisp under the early summer sun.
Tolerance to tip burn, dowy mildew, and powdery mildew.
As with many romaines, Jericho is a cut and come again variety.
Hands down best type during our farmer's market trials standing up to the heat and still looking fresh/crisp. Sold out every time we brought Jericho.
This is tasty and dependable lettuce. It looks more like a romaine style lettuce than is shown in the pictures. It does not grow in a head-shaped bunch, you can just snip the leaves. While it's very hot this June, and my spinach and Black Seeded Simpson have basically bolted, the Jericho is still doing fine. I like to snip the outer leaves near the base. We haven't tried "mowing" off the top half as I've seen done with leaf lettuce. It germinated well. Great flavor. Not as dark green as I hoped, but a lovely medium green that you'd choose from the produce section if you were buying Romaine.
Because this is "Iraeli" lettuce, I thought it would be stronger in the heat. It's doing as well as the others, though, so it is still fine.