BLUSHED ICY OAK LETTUCE (Lactuca sativa), also known as Blushed Butter Oak, is the open-pollinated creation of Frank Morton at Gathering Together Farm. It has the buttery sweetness of butterheads but with a crispy crunch. The beautiful red tinged ruffled leaves hold dressing so well. Really a new class of lettuce but we are putting in with the Butterheads. 70 days. 100 Seeds.
GROWING TIPS: Lettuces are my absolute favorite - I dedicate a lot of space to them in my garden because I like variety and they can be really beautiful kissed by the sun. Direct sow in early spring and late summer. The more space each lettuce has to grow the larger it becomes. If you are sowing for quick greens, don't bother to thin - just use your scissors to clips what you need for dinner as it will continue to grow. Lettuces love cool (not cold) weather and respond to well-prepared soil and regular weeding and watering. Relatively pest-free, with the exception of slugs (easily combatted with a barrier of ashes or copper wire) and furry invaders (chicken ware cloches work best there).