Red Deer Tongue Lettuce is a loose-leaf, organic, lettuce variety with tender, triangular leaves with straight edges and tinged with red, thin midribs and a pleasant flavor. A sturdy plant and heavy producer, it will tolerate warmer temperatures than most lettuces, but is still cold tolerant, making it a good candidate for season-long harvests.
Lettuce does well with beets, bush beans, pole beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, onion, radish and strawberries in your garden or containers. You can also plant your lettuce at the base of young sunflowers for a little shade.
Germ: 2-10 days at 60-70° F
Maturity: 45-55 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 1 gram
Approximate Seed Count: 790 Seeds/Packet
Plant: Directly sow the seed into well-drained soil with lots of organic matter as soon as it can be worked in the spring. Repeat at 2-week intervals until late spring. Sow seed again in the late summer and fall.
Care: Water frequently and fertilize when plants are 3″ (7.5 cm) tall. Provide light shade for the late spring and summer plantings.
Harvest: Pick the individual leaves anytime as needed or cut off the entire plant at ground level.
Health: Lettuces are rich in fiber and a good source of potassium, Vitamin A and folic acid.