Really Red Deer Tongue Lettuce
- 60 days.
- A new release from Wild Garden Seeds combining the heirloom Green Deer Tongue with Hyper Red Rumple Waved Lettuce.
- Long, pointed leaves much like Deer Tongue, but leaves are dark red with a contrasting white midrib. “Begins as a unique dark red cutting type then makes a butter-cos heart.
- Probably best as a spring lettuce.
- New re-selection for better uniformity” as per Frank Morton. OSSI pledged seed
Planting Directions: Sow seed ¼” deep in well prepared soil that has been amended with a general garden fertilizer or rich compost when soil temperatures are between 40°-80°. Sow indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Plant in early spring and again in fall. When young plants are well established begin thinning. The plants should stand 6” apart. Plant every few weeks as long as weather is cool for a continuous supply. Grow lettuce quickly for a crisp leaf. Keep the soil moderately moist during the entire growing season.