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Sowing: 1 April - 15 August
clay pill is sowed
0 - 7 days
Height: 15-25 cm
Content: 12 clay pills
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- The app helps you with almost everything you do in your vegetable garden: sowing, tending, and harvesting.
- If something goes wrong, the app tells you what steps to take.
- If that doesn’t work, you can ask us for advice.
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More about our Oakleaf lettuce Pro
Species name: Salanova Oakleaf (red)
Quantity per patch: 1
Height: 15 to 25 cm (front or middle row)
Sowing time: April - mid August
Sowing depth: 0.5 to 1 cm
Germination time: between 5 and 18°C in 2 to 14 days
Time to harvest: from 5-7 weeks
Sunlight: can be used in the sun as well as in the shade
This variety is cultivated for professional growers and restaurants. That explains the 'Pro' in the name: because it gives an extra high yield and grows better than regular lettuce.
These seeds have already been pre-germinated, which makes them vulnerable. To protect them, they are coated in a layer of clay. That's why they are expensive, but every head of lettuce will yield you loads of greens for a long time.
This red lettuce is a Salanova variation: specially grown for professional cultivation and restaurants. The variety has tender leaves that remain quite small, but the sheer quantity makes up for that.
In addition, the plants flower much later than other species. So you can continue to harvest from it for months.
In a cold spring you can cover the plants at night with the MM-muts to make them grow faster.
Watch out for snails: they love the seedlings. Once the plants are a bit bigger, they leave this species alone. Super easy.
The step-by-step sowing and cultivation instructions for red lettuce are in the MM-app. You can also preview the entire cultivation process on the Knowledge Base.
Start harvesting when the leaves are about 10 cm. Then the leaves are still very tender: great for salads. But even if they are bigger, they remain tasty.
Once the plants are older than three months, the leaves become somewhat stiffer and a bit bitter. Then use it for a stew or for stir-frying. Or for a nice soup 😀