Garden Hearts®
Romaine Hearts

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Since 1994, our Garden Hearts™ have set the standard in the industry. Their consistent quality, superior yield, and minimal prep go straight to your bottom line.

We leave the waste on our farm, meaning our romaine hearts provide your kitchen with more usable product and a higher yield per carton. Reducing your waste and prep time will result in lowering your per serving cost.

Over the past 25 years we have shown that our romaine hearts consistently deliver and are second to none among the competition. If you want the freshest romaine hearts available, our Garden Hearts® will deliver year round.

The quality of our romaine hearts is our highest priority day in and day out. Our cultural and harvesting practices are unique in the industry. That is what sets us apart from the competition.

Edgar Barrera

Field Operations Manager

Product Specifications

  • Pack – Jumbo
  • Net weight – 25 to 28 lbs.
  • Heads per carton – varies
  • Carton dim. – 20 x 16 x 10 in.
  • Carton cube – 1.83 c.f.
  • Pallet count – 54 cartons per pallet
  • Ti / Hi – 6/9
  • Labels – Garden Hearts®
  • Pack – Petite
  • Net weight – 12 to 15 lbs.
  • Heads per carton: 48
  • Carton dim. – 20 x 16 x 6 in.
  • Carton cube – 1.13 c.f.
  • Pallet count – 84 cartons per pallet
  • Ti / Hi – 6/14
  • Labels – Garden Hearts®
  • Pack – Colossal
  • Net weight – 35 to 38 lbs.
  • Heads per carton: Varies
  • Carton dim. – 24 x 16 x 11 in.
  • Carton cube – 2.38 c.f.
  • Pallet count – 40 cartons per pallet
  • Ti / Hi – 5/8
  • Label – Royal Hearts®
  • Pack – Jumbo
  • Net weight – 25 to 28 lbs.
  • Heads per carton – varies
  • Carton dim. – 20 x 16 x 10 in.
  • Carton cube – 1.83 c.f.
  • Pallet count – 54 cartons per pallet
  • Ti / Hi – 6/9
  • Labels – Royal Hearts®
  • Pack – Standard
  • Net weight – 20 to 25 lbs.
  • Heads per carton: Varies
  • Carton dim. – 19 x 13 x 10 in.
  • Carton cube – 1.60 c.f.
  • Pallet count – 56 cartons per pallet
  • Ti / Hi – 7/8
  • Label – Salad Hearts®
  • Pack – 12 / 3 count bags
  • Net weight – 9 to 12 lbs.
  • Heads per carton: 36
  • Carton dim. – 19 x 13 x 10 in.
  • Carton cube – 1.60 c.f.
  • Pallet count – 56 cartons per pallet
  • Ti / Hi – 7/8
  • Label – Garden Hearts®

Storage

Temperature: Keep refrigerated at 34° to 36° Fahrenheit.
Relative Humidity: Maintain 90 to 95% relative humidity.
Shelf Life: 7 to 10 days. No top ice.

Availability

Year around.

From creative salads to sensational sides, tender romaine hearts add robust body and sweet flavor to endless recipe possibilities.

Grilled, baked or fresh, Garden Hearts® belong on your menu.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do you sell romaine hearts by weight instead of count?

Selling by weight ensures the lowest possible net cost to the end user. Our Garden Hearts consistently prove their cost-efficiency in rigorous commercial kitchen yield tests.

2. How much does an average romaine heart weigh?

The average weight of a romaine heart is between 15 and 20 ounces. Our premium Jumbo Garden Hearts deliver between 25 and 28 pounds of romaine hearts per carton with very little waste.

3. How cost-effective are romaine heart recipes?

Trimmed hearts of romaine are almost 100 percent useable, and the outer leaves make perfect wraps for sides and entrees. With a shelf life of up to 10 days, romaine hearts are a cost-effective addition to commercial pantries.

4. Are California-grown hearts of romaine nutritional vegetables?

Yes. In fact, our Garden Hearts are actually more dense with nutrients than beef. Their very healthy profile includes proteins, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, carotenoids and almost no calories.

5. Are there unique romaine heart salads other than the classic Caesar?

Yes. Salads made with romaine hearts highlight the delectable diversity of different cultures around the world. Our Garden Hearts inspire creative kitchen ideas with accents ranging from Italian to Asian and more.

6. Can you cook romaine hearts?

Yes. You can oven roast, pan sauté and grill hearts of romaine. One of our favorite recipes serves up a delicious grilled romaine hearts salad. The Greek style and flavors of this dish make it a hit with both professional and home chefs.