Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Amish Deer Tongue'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Amish Deer Tongue
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Little Rock, Arkansas

Redwood City, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 28, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Posted here for information only. Said to be an Amish variety valued for its ruggedness and heavy production. Thick compact plant great for a cut-and-come-again lettuce. Sharply triangukar green leaves with straight edges. Unique growth habit. Thin midrib, good texture. Pleasant sharp flavor. Looseleaf, 45-55 days.