"Everyone that has tried it says it’s the best," wrote Ella Jebousek of this deer- tongued lettuce in 1987. And we agree—it was a favorite in our 2015 taste test. Compact plants form rosettes of dark green, triangular leaves, which grow 7-9" long and 4-5" wide. Ella, of Brooks, Oregon, received this variety from a descendant of the family who brought it from Czechoslovakia. Black seeded. Looseleaf, 40-50 days.