Blushed Butter Oak Lettuce

50-60 days. There we stood with the breeder, knee-deep in his amazing Lettuce trial garden in Oregon. Golden shafts of setting sunlight glinted on the wavy-leaved, bronze-red shaded Lettuce. Achieved by crossing a Butterhead-type with an Oakleaf Lettuce, Blushed Butter Oak features an open, buttery-soft, broad, oak-shaped leaf tinged with a most unexpected, luminous brick red. We had tasted 12 varieties of Lettuce or more, but after one ambrosial bite of Blushed Butter Oak, we knew we had found the one. We are honored to be among the first to offer seed for this unique Lettuce. (OP.)

One packet of about 500 seeds
In stock
  • Buy 10 for $4.45 each and save 10%
  • Buy 50 for $3.70 each and save 25%
A far cry from its wild, weedy ancestors, Lettuce now appears in all shapes, textures, flavors and sizes, bringing healthy crunch to modern kitchens. The varieties we offer are beautiful, reliable and usually not available in stores. To enjoy its ephemeral sweetness and texture, make sure Lettuce grows quickly: water it frequently and fertilize weekly with fish emulsion or manure tea. Direct-seed from the spring through the late summer. For baby greens, sow thickly and harvest with scissors or raise transplants, plugging seedlings into empty spaces in your garden as they become available.

Average seed life: 3 years.

To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don't forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mache, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

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