Grown in Australia
What and Where A large and compact lettuce with fantastically big leaves that open out and hold their shape. We’re not sure where Iceberg Lettuce originated from but we do know that it got its name from the way it was once traditionally packed for transportation - on ice. Our iceberg lettuce is grown at Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula.
Flavour Green and subtle
Use Apart from adding to salads, Iceberg Lettuce can also be grilled; try it with topped with crunchy garlic and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Cooking Tip Iceberg Lettuce, like all lettuce, bruises (and then browns) easily; to avoid this happening gently tear rather than cut the leaves
Selection and Storage Choose an Iceberg Lettuce that is tightly packed with crisp, bright unblemished leaves and that feels heavy for its size. Keep in the crisper section of the fridge in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container.
In Season Available all year. The season in Victoria runs from November to April. From May to November it is grown in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland.
Producer Our local iceberg lettuce grower of choice is Luis Gazzola who’s farm is at Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula. To read the full story of Luis Gazzola and his sons click here.