The long pointed triangular leaves are edged with red, they are slightly crinkled and taste delicious. This heirloom variety is rugged and will produce lovely tender lettuces grown in places other lettuces just will not thrive. Pick individual leaves or harvest whole. Price for 75 seeds
SOW: in spring and summer. For headed lettuces sow in modules to transplant, for cut-&-come-again use sow in situ quite thickly
GROW: for cut-&-come-again you can take your first harvest when the plants are less than 10cm high in about a month from sowing. Red Deer Tongue will resprout for successive cropping. For heads transplant at about 15-20cm apart and cut when they fill their space.
EAT: heirloom flavour at its best. Red Deer Tongue was recorded as grown by pioneers in America: this rugged variety continues to produce lovely tender lettuces grown in places other lettuces just will not thrive.