Lettuce - Red Deer Tongue - Lactuca sativa
Hardy Annual Heirloom. Like Deer Tongue, this popular, slow-bolting leaf lettuce has triangular-shaped, bright-green leaves with distinctive red edges. Red Deer Tongue is an heirloom with a rich, yet mild, nutty flavor. Its productivity and ruggedness made it a favorite among pioneer families.
Soil & Water: Lettuce likes full sun except in hot summer climates where it prefers some shade, especially in the afternoon. Add plenty of compost to the soil to encourage rapid growth. Water evenly and moderately to prevent bitterness.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outside, or sow seed directly as soon as the soil is workable. Make successive plantings every 10-14 days for a continuous harvest. In mild climates, lettuce can be sown from spring through fall.
Harvesting & Storage: Begin harvesting outer leaves as soon as they are large enough and continue until a central stalk begins to form, which signals the end of the harvest period. You can also harvest the entire plant when it's mature but still young and crisp.
Did You Know? Lettuce is a good source of vitamin A.
Soil Temperature: 40-65F
Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 6"-10"
Days To Maturity: 45-80 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 106,000 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Brand vegetable seeds are all Certified Organic.
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