Little Gem is a mini Cos lettuce variety with compact dense foliage. It is a quick maturing variety with a firm, sweet heart, blanched leaves inside and crisp green leaves on the outside.
Producing small heads up to 15cm, it has juicy crunchy leaves with a sweet flavour. Heat tolerant variety which can be grown all year round. Slow to bolt Perfect for backyard gardeners. Cos lettuce is also known as "Romaine lettuce" and is often used in Caesar salad dishes.
Sow seed approx. 3mm deep, all year round. Direct sow or sow into seedling trays for later transplanting. Cover seed lightly to approx. 5mm deep as lettuce needs light to germinate, firm down and keep moist. Germination approx. 7 - 14 days. Part or full sun, moist well drained (non acidic) soil. Matures in approx. 60 days.
To reduce the risk of disease; do not overhead water, and avoid watering in the heat of the day.
50 seeds per packet