Little Gem Lettuce

R24.95

Lactuca sativa

European favourite!

Known as Sucrine in France, Little Gem is truly a gem, both in the garden and in your kitchen. Sold by European Grocers as a speciality lettuce, these small, sweet, compact heads are perfect for the home gardeners.

Seed count: Approximately 100 seeds
Best planting: August – May
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 20+ cm
  • Growth type: This variety is suitable for planting in pots or in small gardens, as they do not take up a lot of space.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 12°C
  • Average germination in days: 7-10 days
  • Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage, however, it can be sown directly in the soil from the start.
  • Plant type: Halfy-hardy, Annual
  • Plant use: Grown either mainly as a leaf crop or the young leaves can be used as salad greens.
  • Plant/row spacing: 25 cm/40 cm
  • Days to harvest: 70+ days
  • Seed treatment: These seeds need light to germinate. If planted too deeply the seeds will simply not germinate. In this case, the seeds should very lightly covered with fine sand, soil or vermiculite.


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