Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce

Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce

Lactuca sativa
Amish deer love to lick this lettuce.

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Actually, all deer love lettuce, but this lettuce happens to look like a deer tongue with its thick, long pointed leaves. Deer Tongue dates back to the early 1740s with over 100 years in the Northeast. This cut and come again oak leaf lettuce has been cultivated to have a robust compact habit, good production, and both heat and cold tolerances. Deer Tongue is part of Slow Foods US Ark of Taste, a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates.
Number of Seeds 250 seeds
Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 50 days
Height at Maturity 10 inches
Width at Maturity 10 inches
Sow indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning about 4 weeks before last frost. Harvest late spring and summer sowings promptly to beat bolting. Continue sowing until about 2 weeks before first fall frost. Lettuce likes steady (but not excessive) moisture and can become prematurely bitter during dry spells; keep irrigated for best-tasting leaves.