Lettuce, Bohemic

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Quick facts

  • Rare
  • Bohemian heirloom
  • Deer tongue lettuce

Lactuca sativa

Deer's tongue lettuce. Solid green, triangular leaves make an attractive rosette that can be harvested all at once like a heading lettuce, or harvested as a cut and come again lettuce. Medium-sized plants 6-7" tall, 9-11". Largest leaves 6-7" long, 3.5-4.5" wide. Good flavor and we love deer's tongue lettuce for their wonderful crunchy juicy texture and crisp midribs. 

A bit of its story:  We obtained this lettuce from the Seed Savers Exchange.  It was donated to Seed Savers Exchange in the 1990s by Mrs. Votroubek who called it Bohemic lettuce since her family nationality is Bohemian.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


3-5 w.

6-17 d.


Shade to Full



Direct sow up to 4 weeks before the average last frost. Plant successively every two weeks to keep you in young greens, or give them more space to mature and harvest the whole head.

Seed specs:  Packet size~ 200 min.