Really Red Deer Tongue Lettuce Seed Organic
This Really Red Deer Tongue lettuce seed is a certified organic heirloom. (48 days). This is my favorite lettuce. I spread hummus, cream cheese or pimento cheese on it so I don't have to eat a lot of bread (low carb diet). I love how crispy it is and this is an all-time family favorite. This lettuce stands heat better than its forebears and does not bolt as readily. About 300+ seed per pack. 83% germination.
Lettuce Culture: May be started indoors in March and at regular intervals thereafter, or sowed outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked. Many varieties won't germinate in soil temperatures above 75° and most shut down above 80°. Where available, we present data here from a California germination experiment at 84°.
Hardy. All lettuces except icebergs tolerate heavy frost. They grow best in cool weather with medium moisture. Use shade cloth to keep summer lettuce tender and sweet longer.
Sow every 2 weeks for a continuous supply. Lettuce will not head unless thinned frequently and ruthlessly to a final distance of 1'. Heavy nitrogen feeders.
Minimum germination soil temperature 35°, optimal range 40-80°, optimal temperatures 70-75°. Emergence takes 3 days at 68°soil temperature.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.