Oak Leaf Lettuce Seeds - (Lactuca sativa)

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SKU:
V1208
Seed Count:
Approx 200 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
38-60 days
Type:
Leaf
Days to Germination:
2-10 days @ 60-70F
Plant Spacing:
4-8"
Soil Requirements:
Moist
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Out of Stock

Description

Oak Leaf Lettuce - The Leaves That Stand Out in a Salad

Firm rosettes of tender, sweet, light-green, deeply lobed leaves. As outer leaves are picked, plants produce more inner leaves. Resists heat and bolting, long standing, never bitter with a fine flavor even late in summer.

First introduced in 1771 by Vilmorin Seeds in France.

History

Lettuce is thought to have originated in Asia Minor, probably from one of the wild lettuce types, of which there are more than 100 varieties. Lettuce graced the tables of Persian kings, Roman senators, and medieval lords. It has been food for peasant and noble alike for hundreds of years. Lettuce was also prized medicinally for its cooling powers and was used to tame fevers, liver inflammations and lust. 

Uses

Leaves are used in salads and on sandwiches.

Growing Tip

Mulching your lettuce plants will help the shallow root system maintain even moisture. Try to keep constant moisture by watering the soil not the leaves.

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1 Review

  • 4
    Oak Leaf was an excellent leaf lettuce

    Posted by VA on Jul 29th 2017

    The Master Gardeners at the historic Francis Land House Heirloom Vegetable Garden in Virginia Beach, Virginia are providing feedback on the donated seeds. Our garden consists of 35 raised beds, each four feet by twenty feet. The garden receives full sun all day and is fertilized with a combination of compost and commercial organic fertilizer. Oak Leaf was an excellent leaf lettuce and presented no problems for us. Plants were started indoors and transplanted in March, followed by direct seeding in April for successive crops.

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