Camo Oakheart Mix

Crop: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Frank Morton Wild Garden Seed

OSSI Pledge Date: 12/21/2015

Release Date: 12/21/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


There is a complicated history here that began with a ‘Deer Tongue’ that went camo with red spots and a bronze overcast after an unplanned mating with a red-to-heart romaine, only to be made oakish by a chance encounter with Green Oakheart. The resulting genepool is something to behold, ranging in color from deepest solid red to the heart, through all stages of spotting, speckling, and blushing into spotless green. Dense oakheart heads in sizes from mini to full to elf-earred. Great salad mix oakleaf diversity. You’ve never seen anything like this. Farm Original Variety!

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners