The Purple Oakleaf Lactuca sativa heirloom loose-leaf.
Purple Oakleaf Lactuca sativa
Oakleaf shaped leaves are medium green with red and green veining underneath a red surface blush. Fuller sun brings out the deep-red colour.
Lettuces are easily grown in any moist but well drained, humis rich soil in full sun or part shade. For tender succulent leaves, ensure soil remains moist.
It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable. In many countries, it is typically eaten cold and raw, in salads, hamburgers, tacos, and many other dishes. In some places, including China, lettuce is typically eaten cooked and use of the stem is as important as use of the leaf. By varying the greens in your salads, you can enhance the nutritional content as well as vary the tastes and textures.