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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

PLANTING

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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07/11/2019
Paula S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

YUMMY

This is a great lettuce...not fussy to grow and each head is the perfect size; fits in the palm of my hand. Also reliably germinates and tolerates a variety of growing conditions.

RC
05/20/2018
Rosemarie Carroll

lettuce

It grew very well outside in a raised bed but I planted to thickly and have been eating only thinnings but am hoping the rest grows to full size.

JM
04/07/2018
James M.
United States

LITTLE GEM LETTUCE

ALSO PURCHASED THIS ITEM LAST YEAR - SO YOU COULD PROBABLY JUDGE THAT I WAS HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS.