Lettuce, 'Little Gem'

Alright. These are so cute its ridiculous. Like kittens and puppies play-wrestling together… on the beach… with baby seals rubbing noses in the background. One of the few lettuces that seems to have become “branded” and referenced by name on menus at fancy restaurants. A mini, single serve romaine, it stands about 6-8” inches tall with a tight structure, dense heart, and great crunch. Often presented simply cut in half and dressed as a side salad. Plant denser than full sized lettuces, it doesn’t need much space.
45-50 days. UO

Packet: 1g (~800 seeds)

Product Code: LET-LG-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Sow indoors 4 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant out 3-4 week old plants.

Direct seed after last frost.

Sow every 3 weeks for constant lettuce.

Note: Seeds will become dormant if exposed to high temperatures. Lettuce grows best in cooler weather.




8-10" in rows 15" apart.


2-10 days @ soil temp 68F and lower.


Full sun to part shade


Medium. Prefers well-drained, and evenly moist soil and is sensitive to low pH.


Uneven watering can result in tip burn, the browning of the leaf margins, which is the result of an inability of the plant to move calcium to the growing edge fast enough to meet its growth needs. Consistent, evenly moist soil or calcium amendments can be beneficial if this seems to be a problem.

Hot weather can cause premature bolting. Generally, when the plants begin to stretch upwards (to flower), the leaves become bitter and the eating quality poor.