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Lettuce, Lactuca sativa / Compositae
Lettuces are available all the year round, since there is a great diversity of varieties adapted to any period the year. In some countries like Spain, there are lettuces adapted to every month of the year.

The following table shows the figures of United Kingdom market concerning imports of lettuce. The countries of origin and the weight of the packages used are indicated.

OriginMonths of availability in the United KingdomWeight of the packages
Belgium  
ButterheadAll the year round12/16/24 units
IcebergMay-August8/12 units
Cyprus  
CosAll the year round12/14/16/18/20/24 units
IcebergAll the year round10/12/14/16 units
France  
ButterheadAll the year round8/9/11/12 units
IcebergApril-November 
Greece  
CosDecember-April10kg
IcebergDecember-April 
HungaryApril-MayVarious
Ireland  
CosMay-OctoberVarious
ButterheadAll the year round12 units
IcebergMay-November12 units
WebbsMay-October9/12 units
Israel  
CosNovember-March10/12 units
IcebergNovember-March8/10/12 units
Italy  
CosNovember-March24 units
IcebergNovember-March8/10/12 units
Morocco  
ButterheadNovember-JuneVarious
CosNovember-June 
CurledNovember-June 
The Netherlands  
ButterheadAll the year round24 units
IcebergMay-November8/10/12/15 units
Portugal  
IcebergNovember-March5/10kg
South Africa  
IcebergDecember and MayVarious
Spain  
IcebergOctober-May4kg
United Kingdom  
CosMay-October12/18 units
ButterheadAll the year round12 units
IcebergJune-October9/12/15 units
WebbsMay-October12/18 units
The United States  
CosNovember-MarchVarious
IcebergAll the year round18kg

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1998)
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