This is the perfect Cos Lettuce, being quick to mature, dwarf and compact, producing crisp, sweet, medium-sized hearts. It is resistant to root aphid and perfectly-suited to sowing March-July outdoors, and is also good under cloches. The solid hearts, which stand for a considerable time before going to seed, are highly esteemed by those who prefer a small, crisp lettuce. If ever a variety deserved its name it was Little Gem! RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Also Recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.
Sow seed on soil surface and barely cover. Do not allow seedbed to get really dry. Thin gradually, enjoying the thinnings in an early salad or two. In cooler climates lettuce may be grown straight through the summer, as well as spring and fall. Rich, moist soil is necessary. Plants may benefit from a few hours of afternoon shade in hottest summer weather.
Packet Content:1000 (Approx)