Little Gem Romaine Lettuce Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 114 feet.
5 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Also called 'Sucrine' or 'Sugar Cos', 'Little Gem' is an English heirloom that is a small variety of romaine, but has the succulent sweetness of a butterhead. The glossy-leafed heads are a petite, 6" tall and 4" wide—the perfect size for an individual dinner salad. The tender, blanched heart is ideal for any recipe that calls for "hearts of romaine."
$2.49 1 gram (~690 seeds)

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Days to Maturity: 20 – 68 days

Family: Asteraceae

Native: UnUnknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 6" tall, 4" wide

Variety Information: Glossy, tightly-wrapped, upright, green leaves with a pale, creamy-yellow heart. Crisp texture with sweet, nutty flavor.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 6"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.

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Little Gem Romaine Lettuce Seeds Reviews

3 reviews

Best lettuce I've ever grown

5 out of 5 stars May 25, 2020
This is the best lettuce I've ever grown. It has the same crispness of a Parris Island Romaine, but with a really nice and attractive wrinkled structure. Good flavor. Excellent germination, growth, and transplanting. Very easy to grow. Bolted once daytime temps hit 80 deg F.
Sean Sherlock from CA

Will buy again

5 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
Firsts time buyer - very satisfied. I tried to start inside, but did better just starting outside beginning of June. Resprouted after cutting and still have some growing inside. Trying for some fall/winter lettuce.
Barbara Roeder from CO

Nice lettuce

5 out of 5 stars Jun 8, 2021
This is my first time growing a variety of greens, and I have really enjoyed this variety. Very good germination rate, with a nice harvest every few weeks. I have these in deck containers and have been harvesting batches of leaves for several weeks now. These are a great cut and grow variety and have not bolted or had any issues with the excessive heat we've been having here.
Alicia from WI

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