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Little Gem Lettuce (50 Days)

Miniature heads are crisp, sweet, with thick hearts combining the characteristics of romaine and butterhead types. Good choice for small spaces intensive planting, with 6“ by 6“ heads that stand up to early summer heat. 

500 seeds


Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75 degrees F. Soil above 75 degrees F inhibits germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep

Outside Sowing: Spring when soil temperature reaches at least 50 degrees F. Sow 1” apart, thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want, baby to full heads. Keep soil moist during germination. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a longer harvest period. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix.

Starting Indoors:  3-4 weeks before planting outsideSow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Provide 60-70 degrees F soil temperatures. Transplant out, 8-12” apart in rows 12” apart.

How much does a packet plant: 25 foot single row  

Harvest: Cut whole heads at base or snipe off individual leaves.  

Tips: Lettuce needs fertile soil for optimum growth. Work in compost or well rotted manure into your soil before planting. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.

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Penelope M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Little Gem

Our Little Gems have not been harvested yet, but they are,weathering the drought beautifully, as advertised! Will be harvesting some in a day or two and will let you know how they taste.

Patricia C.
United States United States
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Little Gem Lettuce

No problem, very prompt. The lettuce was delicious, and held up well.

Brenda H.
United States United States
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Doing well in January

We plant our lettuce in Fall to eat in Winter here in south Texas. It came up well and is doing well. It is now January and looking good and tasting great.

Diane T.
United States United States
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Used seeds in aerogarden

Great seeds all sprouted in my aerogarden

Mark S.
United States United States

Little Gem

Pinetree delivered the seeds well, at low cost. This lettuce type is a bit bitter and strong so I will probably stick with other varieties in the future.