Lettuce, Galisse (Organic)
Lactuca sativa. Green Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full.
Very reliable, compact green oak leaf, perfect for heads or salad mix. This was a commercial standard until recently, when it was replaced by patented varieties that are almost identical. If you want a solid, open-source green oak leaf, this is for you. Not only is it just plain beautiful, it is heat tolerant, bolt resistant and it holds its excellent mild flavor for weeks past other varieties. Very resistant to most strains of downy mildew.
Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil year-round. Transplant into the garden 3-4 weeks after sprouting at 3″ spacing for leaf, 12″ for heads. Alternatively, direct sow March through September. In our area, lettuce can go through winter if protected. Succession sow for continual harvest.
Collect seeds when flowers are downy like dandelions. Cut seed heads and place upside down in a bag to dry for a few days. Knock seed heads against side of bucket or tote, rub downy fluff off seeds. Winnow and screen to clean.