Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Oakleaf'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Oakleaf
Additional cultivar information:(aka Oak Leaf)
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Longmont, Colorado

Miami, Florida

Benton, Kentucky

Mechanicsville, Maryland

Elgin, Texas

Lincoln, Texas

Dayton, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 19, 2009, tubbss5 from Aurora, IL wrote:

This is a 44 days mature lettuce! I put the 'Early' in, but it's earlier than early.

Positive

On Nov 24, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: Getting your garden in a little late? Oak leaf lettuce stays tasty and non-bitter well into the heat of summer and during drought. An old-time favorite, the deeply lobed oak-leaf shaped leaves tastes wonderful alone and make classy mixed salads. Oak Leaf is an easy variety to grow in containers where you can pick leaves as you need them.

Positive

On Apr 19, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Easy to grow and great tasting. Very popular in this area.

Positive

On Jan 13, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A leaf-type lettuce, very ornamental. Tasty too. 45 days from seed.