Paris Island Cos Romaine – Lettuce


About Parris Island Cos Lettuce: Parris Island Cos, a Romaine type heirloom lettuce named for an island off the cost of South Carolina, was introduced 1952. Wild lettuce, however, from which modern lettuce is derived, originated in Asia Minor. The ancient historian Herodotus records its presence on the tables of 6th century Persian kings, and throughout the following centuries it became a popular crop all over Europe. Columbus brought it with him to the New World, starting its spread over the North American continent. Without a doubt, lettuce now holds a place in nearly every garden on the globe.

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