Little Gem Lettuce - The Perfect Mini Head
A refined Dark Boston type lettuce with 4-5" tightly wrapped heads with bright green leaves, a pale yellow heart that is sweet and crunchy with a superb flavor described as nutty with a reserved sweetness.
Heat tolerant conical heads can be planted 6 inches apart for more production in smaller gardens. This is a midget lettuce often described as of a combination of a Butter and Romaine lettuce.
The perfect salad for two, simply cut in half and drizzle with a vinaigrette of your choice.
Lettuce is thought to have originated in Asia Minor, probably from one of the wild lettuce types, of which there are more than 100 varieties. Lettuce graced the tables of Persian kings, Roman senators, and medieval lords. It has been food for peasant and noble alike for hundreds of years. Lettuce was also prized medicinally for its cooling powers and was used to tame fevers, liver inflammations and lust.
Leaves are used in salads and on sandwiches.
Mulching your lettuce plants will help the shallow root system maintain even moisture. Try to keep constant moisture by watering the soil not the leaves.
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