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Lettuce - Amish Deer Tongue (6 Pack)

Lettuce - Amish Deer Tongue (6 Pack)

Organic. Heirloom listed in Slow Food USA's "Ark of Taste" Catalog. The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction.


This lettuce tastes amazing, is so easy to grow, and is slow to bolt. Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce has been around since the 1740s. Likely brought to North America by English settlers, its origin is tied to New England. It was popular up until the industrialization of agriculture post World War II, which introduced mass production. In order for lettuce to be mass-produced, it had to survive long transportation. Hardy and sturdy-leafed lettuces took over the market, while the fragile-leafed Amish Deer Tongue was nearly forgotten. Luckily, interest in heirloom vegetables has put Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce back on the map. It can be found at local farmers markets across the country, and it is appreciated for its delicate leaves and wonderful, sharp flavor that tastes fresh from the forest.


Sold as a 6 pack - 2.25" peat pots


*If you need other quantities other than 6 please contact us. We are happy to work with you.

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