Oakleaf Green Lettuce

The leaves of this salad are beautiful, tender, and crunchy; they resemble oak leaves. It tolerates hot weather well - it never tastes bitter! Young leaves mature in 28 days, and full-sized leaves in 50 days.
In 1771 Oakleaf Green Lettuce was introduced by the French seed company Vilmorin. And its wild predecessor originated in Asia Minor. Herodotus recorded his presence on the tables of the Persian kings of the 6th century, and in the following centuries, he became a popular culture throughout Europe. Then, finally, Columbus brought it with him to the New World, spreading across the North American continent.
Oakleaf Green Lettuce is great for salad and sandwiches because it has a sweet and fresh taste. In addition, it goes well with salty and rich meat delicacies.
The salad aids indigestion. Thanks to the water and fiber in the salad, your body will thank you. Pregnant women are advised to consume salad because of the large amount of folic acid contained in the salad.

 

How to grow Oakleaf lettuce from seeds:

  • Sowing: Oakleaf Green Lettuce seeds grow well in cool weather without being afraid of the heat. You can start sowing when the soil temperature reaches 35 degrees F, and the soil has been cultivated. When the soil temperature reaches over 75 degrees F, the seeds go into a dormant state. Plant the seeds directly in rich soil and full sun, spreading them as thinly as possible in rows 1-2″ apart. When the seedlings begin to grow, cut them 8 to 12″ apart. For a year-round harvest of fresh Lettuce in areas with cool summers or warm winters, sow a new crop every 2 weeks. Grow salad with onions, cucumbers, or carrots for added benefits.
  • Plant Spacing: 12-24″.
  • Growing of Oakleaf Lettuce: To nourish and moisturize the small roots of the Lettuce, it needs a sufficient amount of moisture. This condition allows you to maintain its tenderness and sweetness. The application of mulch helps to retain moisture and control weeds. The salad is quite a heat resistant.
  • Oakleaf Lettuce Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist and warm.
  • Oakleaf Lettuce Seeds Days to Germination: 7-14 days.
  • Light Preference of Oakleaf Lettuce: Full Sun.
  • Life Cycle of Oakleaf Lettuce: Annual.
  • How and When to Harvest Oakleaf Lettuce: It is best to harvest Lettuce in the morning to keep it crisp and sweet. For microgrеens, cut the entire plant abovе the soil surface when it reaches 2-3″ tall. The outside leaves of the plant can be harvested throughout the season. As the main stem of the plant begins to grow, the leaves will turn bitter. The salad tastes best when fresh but keeps in the refrigerator for about a week.
  • Oakleaf LettuceDays to Maturity: up to 60 days.
  • Oakleaf Lettuce's Seеd Saving: As summer days get longer, lettuce will bolt, or send up a stalk. It would be best if you collected seeds from plants that grow slowly. When the stem has bloomed, and pods are formed, wait until they turn light brown and crack. To prevent seed loss, shake the stem head into the bag every day. You can remove the entire plant when most pods are ready to harvest and hang upside down to dry in a sheltered location. Shake the lettuce seeds with the pods or crush the pods with your hands. The seed will have white "feathers" removed by rubbing the seed on a fine mesh. Store lettuce seeds in a cool, dry place for 2-3 years.

FАST FACTS:

  • Common Nаmes: Lettuce, Oakleaf Green
  • Latin Name: Lactuca sativa
  • Species Origin: Mediterranean
  • Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • USDА Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Seeds per Ounce: 20,000
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Height: 10 Inches
  • Color: Green
  • Uses: Culinary

 

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