Little Gem - Lettuce


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A delicious, early heirloom classic. Very small, green, romaine type. One of the very best-tasting lettuces. A uniform strain of an old French variety renowned for its buttery texture and sweet flavor. 300mg ~ 300 seeds

Plant seeds directly into the garden starting 4 weeks before average last frost date or as soon as the soil can be worked. You can also start seeds indoors 2-4 weeks before transplanting. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-70 degrees. Lettuce seed does not germinate well if soil temperature is above 80 degrees. Resume planting in late summer for a fall harvest. Lettuce is cold tolerant and will tolerate light to moderate frosts. Succession plantings every at 2 weeks intervals will provide a steady supply.

Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa
Days to Maturity: 45-70
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Days to Sprout: 6-10
Plant Spacing: 6-12"(head) 6-8"(leaf)
Row Spacing: 1-2'
Light Requirements: Sunny / Partial shade
Plant Height: 4-8"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: Yes