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Lettuces, Red Deer Tongue, (Red Leaf) (Field)

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Has rich nutty flavor. Late-bolting variety very similar to Green Deer Tongue, pointed leaves with red edge, and was popular among pioneer families for its productivity and ruggedness. Approx. 45-80 days.

Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: determined by variety average 50 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 40-75ºF.
Cultural information: can be sown directly into the ground as soon as soil can be worked, or indoors and then transplant.
Plant in rows 12"-18" apart, 1" between seeds.
Seed count: average 400,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: direct seed ¼ - ½ oz. per 100 ft. row, 1 pound per acre.
Diseases and pests: mildew problems can be avoided by proper spacing and variety selection.
Harvesting: cut for full heads or for individual leaves.