The Camo Oakheart Lettuce Mix is a oak leaf lettuce variety by Wild Garden Seeds. The story goes that a ‘Deer Tongue’ variety went camo with red spots and a bronze overcast after an unplanned mating with a red-to-heart romaine, only to be made oakish by a chance encounter with Green Oakheart. Whatever happened, the result is striking. The resulting genepool ranges in color from deep solid red through all stages of spotting, speckling, and blushing into spotless green. The Camo Oakheart lettuce mix will produce dense colored heads in a range of sizes and shapes. This is a fabulously diverse oakleaf lettuce mix. The Camo Oakheart Lettuce Mix has been pledged to the Open source Seed initiative (OSSI)
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Scientific Name: lactuca sativa
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 10-16C
Germination time in days: 7-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-90 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well-drained, light soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow lettuce seeds indoors from late April. Sow 3 or 4 seeds in a pot over the top of regular compost, water gently, lightly cover with. Seeds sprout in 7-15 days. Keep soil temperature above 16C. Place in a warm, bright spot, such as a sunny windowsill, and water regularly to keep the compost moist. When the seedlings are large enough to handle and have their first true leaves, transplant into their final growing space. Distance plants by 30 cm apart.