Deer Tongue

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

The unusual triangular leaves are slightly crumpled and a shimmering green, sometimes with a wine-red tone towards the edge, thicker than other lettuces, but still crispy and buttery good. Deer Tongue which yields a somewhat high-built loose head is an old (1740) sort getting the highest marks from lettuce lovers for a longtime. A portion contains about 300 seeds. MOFGA-certified seed. See under Info etc. - Ecologically grown seeds.


 

Product number:4335
Scientific name:Lactuca sativa var. capitata
Botanic family:The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:58
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: March–May/Direct sow: May–August
Sowing depth:0,5 cm
Plant spacing:25–30 cm
Row spacing:35–50 cm
Germination time:5–8 days
Height:20–30 cm
Plant location:Sun–Half shade
Harvest/blooming:June–October
Seeds/g:700–1100 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow thinly about 0.5 cm deep! The seeds need light and a temperature below 18oC to germinate. A higher temperature causes late and bad germination. Lettuce can be forced very early in a green-house (soil temperature at least 5°C) or sown indoors and in hotbeds 3-5 weeks before handle several degrees of frost. Direct sowing can take place as soon as the soil is ready. Water the row before sowing if the soil is dry. That lowers the temperature some when sowing in high summer. To get a supply of lettuce all through summer and autumn, sow successively or several kinds of different growth times! Autumn sowing for wintering could succeed. 

Spacing

Thin out early! Head lettuce need a mutual space of 20-30 cm to be able to form heads, 35-50 cm between the rows.  

Harvest

The lettuce heads should be harvested as soon as they have made heads.

Seed

700-1100 seeds/g, a normal portion sows 5-10 m outdoors or yields 100-250 seedlings for setting and 5 g for 100 m if sowing directly and 20 g yield seedlings for 1000 m2. 50-100 g sows 1000 m2 directly.
A portion contains about 300 seeds.