Lettuce Ear of the Devil

$3.50

  • Lactuca sativa
  • Seed Packet contains approx 300 seed.
  • Open Pollinated. Freshly collected Organically Grown Seed

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Lettuce Ear of the Devil

Lettuce Ear of the Devil, also known as Les Oreilles du Diable, is a French heirloom with a unique rosette shape with long and pointy “deer tongue” type leaves and nutty flavour. Glossy deep green leaves with burgundy hues, it is a pleasure to see and eat and forms big heavy heads. A looseleaf type lettuce.

Sow – Sept to April (cool climate).

Spacing – 20cm between plants, 30cm rows.

Lettuce was originally farmed by the ancient Egyptians, who transformed it from a plant whose seeds were used to create oil into an important food crop raised for its succulent leaves and oil-rich seeds. Lettuce spread to the Greeks and Romans; the latter gave it the name lactuca, from which the English lettuce is derived.

By 50 AD, many types were described, and lettuce appeared often in medieval writings, including several herbals. The 16th through 18th centuries saw the development of many varieties in Europe, and by the mid-18th century cultivars were described that can still be found in gardens.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 16 to 20 C (around 7 to 10 days to germination)

 

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