Adaptive Seeds

Oak Leaf

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  • Lettuce, Cerise Oak Leaf (Organic)

    Lettuce, Cerise Oak Leaf (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50

    Lactuca sativa. Red Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full.

    An excellent red oak leaf & great for salad mix. Vigorous & slow to bolt with good sweet flavor, especially for a red lettuce. Fairly resistant to downy mildew. Dark-red pigmented anthocyanins fight the diseases of cold wet weather & provide good color contrast in mixes. Cerise means “cherry” in French. An English commercial variety that we found in Ireland with Madeline McKeever of Brown Envelope Seeds.


  • Lettuce, Florence (Organic)

    Lettuce, Florence (Organic)

    $3.50

    Lactuca sativa. Green Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full.

    Bright green oak leaf shaped leaves have the crisp texture of a romaine. The surprising sweet crunch made us think about dividing the oak leaf lettuce category into butter oaks & crisp oaks, but that is another conversation. The dense heads resist bolting in the field, instead they just keep getting bigger. A fabulous lettuce for full heads, cut-and-come-again style gardening or salad mixes. We are always surprised about how many great & unique lettuces there are out there; Florence is the most impressive of our USDA GRIN accessions grown in 2013.


  • fristina lettuce

    Lettuce, Fristina (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50
    Lactuca sativa. Green Oak Leaf. 25 days baby; 60 full.

    Fristina produces large, dense heads of deeply serrated oak leaves great for cut-and-come-again salads. This lettuce is so deeply cut it almost looks like a frisée endive. When the heads are medium sized they can be grabbed & cut about an inch above the ground, the handful of lettuce will then fall apart into a perfect bowl of salad. Crunchy sweet midribs make great salad & the heads hold up well in the summer heat. Showed good field resistance to downy mildew when the disease was attacking many other varieties on our farm.


  • Lettuce, Galisse (Organic)

    Lettuce, Galisse (Organic)

    $3.50$12.50
    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. However, it was replaced by patented varieties that are almost identical. If you want to go open-source with your green oak leaf, this is for you. Not only is it just plain beautiful, it is heat tolerant, bolt resistant & it holds its excellent mild flavor for weeks past other varieties. Very resistant to most strains of downy mildew.


  • Garnet Red Oak Lettuce

    Lettuce, Garnet Red Oak (Organic)

    $3.50
    Lactuca sativa. Red Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full.

    A classic red oak leaf with good deep red color and a unique, slightly upturned leaf architecture. Good color in low light conditions and fairly disease resistant. Great in most weather conditions. We have had small plants of this variety survive overwinter outside with no protection. A popular Northwest variety that has been floating around here for a long time, although it is strangely difficult to find sometimes.


  • Morgana Lettuce

    Lettuce, Morgana (Organic)

    $3.50$12.50

    Lactuca sativa. Red Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full.

    Red & green semi-oakleaf heads have some arrowhead/ canary tongue shape. The sweet juicy flavor, cold & heat tolerance, as well as the large & vigorous plants all come together to make this one a favorite. Great for salad mix & for unique full-sized heads. We sourced Morgana originally from Washington seed saver Alice Swan (WA SW A) in 2010, who got it from lettuce collector & Seed Savers Exchange Curator Mary Schultz of Monroe, Washington. This lettuce is very popular with seed savers in the Pacific Northwest but has rarely been commercially available.


  • Lettuce, Smile (Organic)

    Lettuce, Smile (Organic)

    $3.50$12.50

    Lactuca sativa. Green Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full.

    Great for salad mix production. Heads up nicely for the perfect sized salad at home. The bright green color & sweet flavor coupled with the soft delicious texture make it great. Similar in appearance to Galisse but with the ability to attain a much bigger head. If your goal is to grow a ton of salad this is the right variety for you. Seems to be fairly heat tolerant & definitely slow to bolt. Good choice for cut & come again salad growing. Said to be popular in Europe for outdoor field or greenhouse production, & to be bottom rot resistant. For us, Smile was very resistant to tip burn & mildew; plenty to Smile about!