Seed Savers Exchange Lettuce, Green Oakleaf
Seed Savers Exchange Lettuce, Green Oakleaf
Lactuca sativa

  • Oakleaf-shaped leaves are never bitter
  • Holds well in hot weather
  • Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
  • 50 days
  • Packet of 250 Seeds

 

Reportedly known as Baltimore or Philadelphia Oakleaf in the 1880s. Withstands hot weather, never bitter. Excellent quality even in late summer. Looseleaf, 50 days.

 

Learn To Grow It

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.

These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 6 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/2 in. deep.
 

You can harvest the outer leaves of this plant as they mature or wait till it produces a full-sized head. To prevent the plant from bolting, keep the leaves well watered and cool.

This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.


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