Elf Ears oak leaf lettuce is a hardy variety of lettuce bred by Frank Morton and characterized by its small leaves. The Elf Ears oak leaf is bright green, with deeply cut lobes and extended narrow tips. The head is compact, dense and the lettuce grows upright. Great for adding diversity to your summer or winter salads. This variety 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: 18C
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 50-60 days
Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: well drained and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Direct sow outdoors by pressing into soil and cover lightly.1 in. apart in rows 12-18 in. apart. Thin to 12 in. apart. Alternatively can be started inside