Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce Seeds - (Latuca sativa)

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SKU:
V1421
Seed Count:
Approx 200 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
45 - 55 days
Type:
Leaf
Slow Food:
Ark of Taste
Days to Germination:
2-10 days @ 60-70F
Plant Spacing:
4-8"
Soil Requirements:
Moist
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
$3.15

Description

Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce - Don't Let the Name Stop Your From Growing It!

Medium green triangular leaves that form a loose upright head with a pleasant flavor. This heat tolerant variety is less prone to bolting in warmer weather and is tolerant to different climates.

Valued by the Amish for its ruggedness and high production, dates back to the 1840's.   Very popular with heirloom growers, market gardeners and chef's growers.

History

Lettuce is thought to have originated in Asia Minor, probably from one of the wild lettuce types, of which there are more than 100 varieties. Lettuce graced the tables of Persian kings, Roman senators, and medieval lords. It has been food for peasant and noble alike for hundreds of years. Lettuce was also prized medicinally for its cooling powers and was used to tame fevers, liver inflammations and lust. 

Uses

Leaves are used in salads and on sandwiches.

Growing Tip

Mulching your lettuce plants will help the shallow root system maintain even moisture. Try to keep constant moisture by watering the soil not the leaves.

This incredible lettuce is in danger of extinction and is listed on Slow Food USA Ark of Taste. The Ark is an international catalog of foods that are threatened by industrial standardization, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage.

This unique variety is on Slow Food USA Ark of Taste. The Ark is an international catalog of foods that are threatened by industrial standardization, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage. In an effort to cultivate consumer demand—key to agricultural conservation—only the best tasting endangered foods make it onto the Ark.

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