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<tc>Oak Leaf Lettuce Bijella Verão [Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa]</tc>

<tc>Oak Leaf Lettuce Bijella Verão [Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa]</tc>

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The annual oak leaf lettuce 'Bijella Verão' is a crisp, aromatic and robust lettuce without head formation. The sweet leaves can be harvested after just 60 days, even in Mediterranean climates. Ideal for pre-cultivation, pot culture possible, sowing all year round, good for mixed culture, harvesting the fresh leaves for salad.

The oak leaf lettuce 'Bijella Verão' is an annual medium-sized, fast-growing and very compact oak leaf lettuce from Germany. This lettuce variety was bred for a long time by farmers from old open pollinated and reproducible varieties, preserved and passed on to Benji. For over 15 years, Benjis Seeds has been propagating this variety and selecting it for resistance to hot locations. The upright and taller growing plants are stable against rot and can be sown all year round in subtropical climates. In temperate climates, the 'Bijella Verão' tolerates cold temperatures above 0°C with light frosts. The variety grows without head formation with a fresh green heart and delicate reddish-brown and crisp leaves that have an excellent aromatic sweet taste. Bolt-resistant, good field storage capacity and suitable for picking lettuce cultivation.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 60 days
Plant height approx.: 25 cm
Root type: Shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium eater
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: Up to 0°C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 6.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 14-25 °C
Germination time: 3-8 days
Plant and row spacing: 25x30 cm

Mixed culture
Optimal mixed culture: Bean, Savory, Dill, Pea, Strawberry, Cucumber, Cabbage, Leek, Carrot, Radish, Horseradish, Rhubarb, Beetroot, Salsify, Tomato, Onion
Unfavorable mixed culture: Parsley, Celery

Sowing by climate zone
Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors all year round. Pre-cultivation in small trays is recommended.
Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into frost-free open ground from March to August. Pre-cultivation in small trays from February to August is recommended.

I recommend dense direct sowing in rows as a leaf lettuce cultivation or as a pre-culture. For pre-culture, sow the seeds in a small bowl and let the seedlings grow until the first visible lettuce leaves are visible, then prick them out into the desired container. After pricking out, let the seedlings grow at moderate temperatures until they are planted out as seedlings. Plant the seedlings in the bed from the second pair of leaves after the cotyledons. Oak leaf lettuce 'Bijella Verão' prefers a sunny location in temperate climates and a partially shaded location in subtropical climates with moist, humus-rich and slightly loamy soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Resistant to cold and heat. For a long harvest period, harvest 1/4 of the leaves from the outside to the inside and be careful not to damage the heart in order to keep growth stable. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, it is recommended to additionally incorporate biochar and primary rock flour.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
Loosened, nutrient-rich soil and mixed planting are sufficient for lettuce. No fertilization necessary.


Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years


Other Names
Botanical names: Lactuca sativa var. crispa
English names: Oak leaf lettuce, Oak leaf salad
German names: Eichblattsalat
Portuguese names: Alface de folha de carvalho
Spanish names: Lechuga hoja de roble
French names: Laitue frisée de chêne

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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