Lettuce Red Deer Tongue

EXCLUSIVE - Red Deer Tongue’s long and beautiful triangular pointed leaves grow outward and upward to form loose heads just perfect to add great color to salads and the leaves have a succulent texture and melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Our special Red Deer Tongue strain has been carefully reselected for uniform dark red color, stronger plant vigor and heat tolerance. The richly colored, deep ruby-hued leaves glow like a spring treasure in both the garden and kitchen. 

Product Weight: .75 grams / Approximately 845 seeds

Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: Buttery, sweet

Days to Harvest: 50-55 days

Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 14 days

Seed Planting Depth: .5 cm (.25")

Seed Spacing: 1.5 cm (1")

Row Spacing: 30-35 cm (12-15")

Plant Spacing: 30-35 cm (12-15")

Planting Instructions: In cool early spring weather, sow seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Sow seeds about 1 inch apart over the entire seedbed or in wide rows, then cover lightly and evenly with 1/4 inch of fine soil. Firm soil gently and water with a fine spray. Keep seedbed evenly moist. Plant again as weather cools in late summer for fall salads.

To harvest, wait until the plants form open, loose heads with leaves about 6 inches tall. Use scissors to cut leaves about 1 to 2 inches above the soil level. Water well and fertilize lightly and if weather is still cool, plants will re-grow tasty leaves for another cutting. These tasty, deep red leaves show off in the salad bowl and add interest to any sandwich. Hot summer temperatures turn this heirloom lettuce bitter; plant and harvest in cooler weather.

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