Data specific to Lettuces (Edit)
Lettuce Type: Looseleaf

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Other: Very deeply lobed green leaves grow in small tight clusters with white stems or ribs. Resists bolting and bitterness in heat.
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 40F to 75F. Fastest from 60F to 70F.
Days to germinate: 2-15
Depth to plant seed: 1/8 inch deep
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Lettuce almost never cross-pollinates. It has perfect flowers and usually self-pollinates before opening. 45 DTM. OP variety introduced by Vilmorin in 1771.
Pollinators: Self

Common names
  • Lettuce

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  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 23, 2013 4:07 PM concerning plant:
    I grew Oakleaf lettuce last year. It was my first time trying the oakleaf variety. It is supposed to resist bolting, which is why I grew it. While mine did not bolt, I find that I did not care for the small, not so tender leaves.
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