Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce is a very nice open pollinated variety of lettuce that is very easy to grow and will come back to your garden by seed ever year. This is an heirloom variety of lettuce that grows well in cold climates. The Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce is a medium green in color with good flavor and texture.
The northern Midwest is a great place to grow Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce since it is very cold tolerant and does not need to be fertilized very much. It can be grown in less then ideal situations. The Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce gets its name from the shape of the lettuce leaf. The leaves of the Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce look like green deer tongues.
The Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce is slow to bolt so it stays edible for a long time compared to other types of lettuce. When you grow Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce you will have a good source of lettuce for salads and sandwiches and other dishes for a long time.
The lettuce eventually matures and makes seeds that can be harvested to plant the next season or simply let the lettuce seed itself. I grew Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce a few years ago and it makes new plants every year from seeds that plant themselves It is great to have lettuce that comes back every year. On the down side sometimes it can be hard to weed around the lettuce plants since it is not a planned planting.
Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce is a hardy type of lettuce that can stand some dry conditions. It is resistant to drought better then most lettuce varieties. You should plant Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce in a sunny or a partial shaded location for the best results.
Once you have grown Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce you wonder why you have planted any other lettuce. It is tasty and good in salads and sandwiches. It is a hardy lettuce that is easy to grow and draught resistance. It is an heirloom variety grown in a colder environment and it spreads easily. As it reproduces it keeps most of the traits of the parent plants. Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce is a sturdy shorter variety of lettuce that is a great choice for an heirloom variety of lettuce.
Collect the seeds from your Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce to share with others or exchange for other seeds you may want.