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Romaine lettuce (called Cos lettuce in Great Britain) is a staple item that accounts for over $1 billion in produce sales in the U.S.

Romaine is typically used in Caesar salads, although romaine hearts have become more universally used for that popular salad, because of hearts’ ease of preparation and better eating qualities.

There are two type of romaine – self-closing and open varieties. The self-closing variety is used to grow romaine hearts, while the open variety is most often grown for use as conventional romaine.

Our romaine is promptly cooled in our vacuum cooling tubes at our cooling facility. This process takes out the field heat, ensuring quality and good shelf life for the product.

Product Specifications

Size Approx. product wt (lbs.) unit per case Approx. gross wt (lbs.) Approx. full pallet wt (lbs.) Case
Case cube (c.f.) Layers per pallet Cases per layer Cases per pallet Ice ok?
24’s 38 24 heads 40 1,439 24x16x13 2.72 7 5 35 no
Minibin 50 (varies) 52 1,287 24x20x15 3.97 6 4 24 no


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.


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