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RED DEER'S TONGUE LETTUCE (HEIRLOOM, 52 DAYS)

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Germ 4-10 days
Heirloom 1740
This heirloom variety is believed to have originated in the mid 16th century. It remains popular and stands out as it has exceptionally good flavor and texture. 7-9” loose head red bib type, leaves are both tender and fleshy. Has a thick mid-rib and tolerates both heat and cold. 500 seeds

PLANTING:

Indoors- 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 1/4” deep in cells with soil temps 55-70 degrees. Transplant out 8-12” apart.

Outdoors- Sow 1/4” “deep, 1” apart. Thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want from baby to full heads. Keep moist during germination.

Harvest- cut whole head at base or individual leaves before lettuce starts to bolts and becomes bitter in the heat and long days summer.

Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water for optimum growth. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix for a season long supply of lettuce.

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02/02/2018
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Deer Tongue Lettuce

I have been growing this lettuce for years and have never been disappointed. It is delicious and easy to grow. If you let it go to seed, you will have plants coming up next season.

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