Red Deer Tongue Leaf Lettuce - Packet

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Deep ruby red leaves and the distinctive deer tongue spear shaped leaves gives this unusual heirloom lettuce sought after qualities. A loose-leaf lettuce that is eager to be harvested leaf by leaf, then left to regrow as cut and come again lettuce, leave it to grow into a full sixed head twirling into a pinwheel shape at maturity.
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Popular since the days of the Pioneers, Red Deer Tongue leaf lettuce is a rugged, reliable variety that you'll love having in your garden. Not only because it's simple to sow and quick to grow, but because it's so flavorful and beautiful too. Its symmetrical heads grow to 7-8 inches in diameter and take on a pinwheel shape, with pointed, red-green leaves growing out from the center and then arcing slightly into a spiral. The leaves have crinkly edges and are an eye-catching red-green in color, so they're wonderful at dressing up your traditional green salads. And their tender texture and sweet, nutty taste mean they add a lot of flavor too.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.04 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 1210 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Lactuca sativa
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Planting Depth
1/8-1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
1-3 inches
Row Spacing
16-18 inches
Space After Thinning
6-12 inches
Days To Germinate
5-15 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Growth Habit
Harvest as needed, or all at once.
Seed Life Cycle
Container Planting
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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