LT487A - Red Deer Tongue
AKA Amish Red. The long, pointed, triangular leaves produced by Red Deer Tongue lettuce seeds are are solid red. It makes a wonderful addition to salads because of the rich, nutty flavour and robust texture of the leaves. It is easy to pick individual leaves or harvest the whole plant. Red Deer Tongue is an old heirloom lettuce that is slow to bolt and requires little care. It is much loved for its ruggedness — it was popular among pioneer families. If there is one lettuce we think of as being in our regular rotation, it's this one.
Matures in 75 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
- Pick individual leaves or harvest whole plant
- Rich flavour and robust leaves
- Open pollinated seeds
- Matures in75 days
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How To Grow
Lettuce can be harvested from the garden from late spring to the late fall, and sometimes (given a bit of protection) all winter. The high protein chlorophyll in the dark-green leaves is highly nutritious. Salads are not complete without these leafy greens. Follow along with this handy how to grow lettuce from seed guide and grow fresh salad leaves all season long.