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LETTUCE Oak Leaf Red

Lactuca sativa

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Asteraceae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: Approx 80

Oak shaped leaves mature to a deep burgundy. Grow in full sun for deepest colour. Fairly heat resistant but exceptionally vigorous in cooler weather.

Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position with adequate water. Grow fast with plenty of water and regular feeds of liquid manure to avoid bitterness.

Tropical: All Year
Temperate: All Year
Cold: Spring-Summer

Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct or grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when learge enough to handle.
Germination: 6-10 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 7-8 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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