Little Gem Lettuce
- Lactuca sativa Open pollinated. 50 days.
- Little Gem Lettuce grows to 5" to 8". Refined Dark Boston type with midget 5" heads, pale yellow heart and tightly wrapped bright green leaves.
- Heat tolerant.
- Also called Sucrine, sometimes considered a Butter Cos.
- Use for wraps as well as salads. A few tender leaves braised with buttered peas is a summer gardeners delicacy.
Planting Directions: Sow seed ¼” deep in well prepared soil that has been amended with a general garden fertilizer or rich compost when soil temperatures are between 40°-80?. Sow indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Plant in early spring and again in fall. When young plants are well established begin thinning. The plants should stand 6” apart. Plant every few weeks as long as weather is cool for a continuous supply. Grow lettuce quickly for a crisp leaf. Keep the soil moderately moist during the entire growing season.