Diminutive, quick maturing plants that produce small heads in the centre of a prostrate rosette of outside leaves (about 18cm across). Though they look like a miniature butterhead lettuce, they have a cos texture that is crisp and juicy. This is an old variety that got a mention in the 1909 edition of Thompson’s Gardener’s Assistant. It was probably a good variety then, and it is certainly a good one now. We used to grow Tom Thumb about 20 years ago, and don’t know why we stopped.
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Approx. number of seeds per pack: 750