Lactuca sativum Also known as "Pointed Leaf Lettuce". As its name suggests, this oriental lettuce has long pointed bright green leaves. Taiwan lettuce is referred to as "a choy" and is a very popular vegetable green in Taiwan. Harvest at an early stage when leaves and stems are young and crispy. An excellent choice for home gardeners. This variety is often used in Cantonese cuisine. Try the leafy green in salad or stir-fry. Untreated seed. Growing instructions: Start seed indoors up to 8 weeks before last frost in pots, or sow directly into the garden after danger of serious frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available room. Transplant seedlings indoors after first pair of true leaves have developed. Transplant indoor started seedlings after hardening off and danger of serious frost has passed. 7 to l0 day germination time. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.