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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Ocate'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ocate

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

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1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 10, 2013, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

" Lovely pale green oak leaf lettuce with strong disease resistance. Ocate’s attractive, compact shape compares favorably to Panisse. Very pretty heads of loosely lobed, buttery leaves are slow to bolt and not susceptible to tipburn. " High Mowing Seeds



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