Strawberry Oak Heart (Lettuce)

Strawberry Oak Heart (Lettuce)

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Lactuca sativa

From the outside, this is the darkest red from the ‘Camo Oakheart’ gene pool, small framed plants with long pointed leaves. From the inside, leaves are strawberry red in the heart, and very tender, mild and non-bitter. The bolting stem and leaves are delicious raw or used like celtuce.

One of the very oldest garden plants and still always the essence of summer salad. In 22 years of growing and tasting every wild or tamed salad candidate that any seed source had to offer, we still find lettuce the most pleasing and welcome raw food of midsummer. Always a good base to set off more pungent or aromatic flavours. Though “misunderestimated” for its food value, crisp-leaf head lettuce is one of the richest vegetable sources of choline (an essential brain nutrient) in the normal American diet. Get focused. Eat lettuce.

The more natural type, characterized by open spreading form that is generally loose, as opposed to tightly folded or heading. Leaves are commonly oak-shaped or entire, with various combinations of smooth or ruffled margins, savoyed or rumpled surface, with crisp to soft textures. Reputed to be the “best for ya” since the leaves get more light, “loose-leafs” are often the most fully pigmented types for the same reason.

Space 6-8” apart for best production.

OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) Pledged Variety.

Approximately 50 seeds per/pkg.