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Lettuce 'Amish Deer Tongue'

Lactuca sativa

  • 6 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 10 stashed

Belonging to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa 'Amish Deer Tongue'), Amish Deer Tongue is a variety of Lettuce. Amish Deer Tongue is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety.

Amish Deer Tongue is a compact, rugged, heavy-yielding heirloom lettuce. Has a good texture and a pleasant sharp nutty flavour with a unique upright nature. Perfect for salads.

Thickly sown, this variety makes a great ‘cut and come again variety’. Has triangular leaves.

Slow to bolt.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm), Amish Deer Tongue grows with a erect-like growth habit.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Amish Deer Tongue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Amish Deer Tongue

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Amish Deer Tongue is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Amish Deer Tongue are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Planting Amish Deer Tongue in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.8 and 6.8 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Amish Deer Tongue from seed

Sow 0.49 inches (1.25 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 5.85 inches (15.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Amish Deer Tongue about 53 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Amish Deer Tongue

As Amish Deer Tongue is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Amish Deer Tongue

Amish Deer Tongue folklore & trivia

Amish Deer Tongue is a heirloom variety that dates back to 1840.1


1 Wildly referenced in seed catalogues, needs definitive reference.