Red Oak Leaf Lettuce is a loose leaf lettuce variety with tender, oak leaf-shaped leaves that have crunchy stems and is quick to mature to a deep burgundy color. Plant the seed in the cool seasons and in full sun for the sweetest flavor and deepest color.
Lettuce does well with beets, bush beans, pole beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, onion, radish and strawberries in your garden or containers. You can also plant your lettuce at the base of young sunflowers for a little shade.
Germ: 7-14 days
Maturity: 45-55 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 1 gram
Approximate Seed Count: 790 Seeds/Packet
Plant: Directly sow the seed into rich, moist soil as soon as it can be worked in the spring. Repeat at 2 week intervals until late spring. Sow seed again in the late summer and fall.
Care: Water generously and fertilize when plants are 3″ (7.5 cm) tall. Provide light shade for the late spring and summer plantings.
Harvest: Pick the individual leaves anytime as needed but before they reach the size of your hand, or cut the entire plant at ground level.
Health: Lettuce is rich in fiber and a good source of potassium, vitamin A and folic acid.