Little Gem Lettuce
Inventory, 24 ct : 2.50
This item was last sold on : 01/26/23
Little Gem lettuce looks like small-size romaine. Although it is full grown, this specialty romaine variety is about half the size of regular romaine boasting succulent, vibrant green leaves that measure about five inches in length and about three inches in width. Little Gem has a pale, green heart and a crisp center and sweeter taste than common lettuce, Little Gem lettuce never develops a bitter flavor.
Little Gem lettuce is available year-round with a peak season in the spring.
Little Gem lettuce, botanical name Lactuca sativa, is an annual plant of the sunflower family, Asteraceae, also called Sucrine (French for sugar), or Sugar Cos. Little Gem lettuce was developed from Romaine lettuce and a butterhead type lettuce.
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