Lettuce, Loose Leaf Lettuce 'Red Deer Tongue'

Lactuca sativa

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Freeport, Michigan

Troy, New York

Dayton, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Aug 31, 2015, rodey from Freeport, MI wrote:

Oh, how I love deer tongue lettuce! Not only is it attractive and flavorful, but it is very slow to bolt. I sowed this in early May (zone 5b) and here it is, August 31st, and it is still growing happily alongside all the other bolted lettuces. We are still getting large harvests of this on a daily basis. It was slower to germinate than the other lettuces, but well worth the wait!!

Positive

On Dec 23, 2004, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

This is a very attractive, compact, butter lettuce that does well in both Spring and Fall sowings.

Positive

On Jan 13, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very old heirloom leaf-lettuce. Exceptional flavor. 52 days from seed.

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