A short cos type lettuce with firm, crisp heads and blistered leaves. This is a popular variety that has proven its value over the years – it’s great for cut-and-grow-again and as well as a once-off harvest when the heads firm up. It is not, though, suitable for plantings harvested in the autumn due to a susceptibility to downy mildew. Nevertheless, for outdoor plantings made at other times of the year, Little Gem is still one of the best.
Approximate number of seed per pack: 450
RHS Award of Garden Merit