Actually, all deer love lettuce, but this lettuce happens to look like a deer tongue with its thick, long pointed leaves. Deer Tongue dates back to the early 1740s with over 100 years in the Northeast. This cut and come again oak leaf lettuce has been cultivated to have a robust compact habit, good production, and both heat and cold tolerances. Deer Tongue is part of Slow Foods US Ark of Taste, a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates.