A favorite well into summer! Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce (Latuca sativa) has a reputation for being somewhat of a workhorse in the garden. Productive and heat tolerant, its dark green, triangular shaped leaves have a pleasant, nutty flavor. Harvest early and often for baby greens that are delicate and sweet. Looseleaf. (50 days)
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants require partial shade in warm climates, rich, well-drained soil and regular water. Sow directly into prepared beds 2-4 weeks before the last expected frost. Try broadcasting over a wide row and gently rake or tamp to a depth of 1/8 inch deep — barely cover!
To harvest, pinch or cut the leaves just above the soil surface and allow to grow back. Continue harvesting over several months, or until plants begin to lose flavor. Once plants bolt (flower), the harvestable leaves will become bitter.