Lettuce Romaine Little Gem Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Romaine Little Gem Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #3102

68 days. Also called Sucrine or Sugar Cos, Little Gem is an English heirloom that is a very small variety of romaine, but has the succulent sweetness of a butterhead. The glossy-leafed heads are a petite 6" tall and 4" wide — a perfect size for an individual dinner salad. The tender blanched heart is ideal for any recipe that calls for “hearts of romaine”.

This packet sows six 10-foot rows.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing:
6"

Thinning:
When 1/2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperatures are 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed. In summer’s heat, plant in the afternoon shade of other crops.

Harvesting: Individual leaves can be harvested any time as desired. The whole plant can be sheared to 2" above ground level when plant is up to 4" in diameter; more leaves will be produced.

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