Little Gems Lettuce
You will absolutely love the distinctive flavor of this old English heirloom!
Little Gem is an excellent salad lettuce with a sweet succulent flavor perfect for any salad plate. A delicious addition to any lettuce garden, especially if you have limited space. Small, solid heads reach about 4" across and are perfect for eating when 4-6" tall. Resistant to root aphid and was a an AGM award winner in 1993 and 2007
When harvesting, be sure the lettuce leaves are at least three inches in length. Start with the outer layer to encourage growth. The perfect lettuce variety to blend with other salad greens and beautiful in presentations as well as in sandwiches.
Vegetable Seeds- Little Gem Lettuce- 500 Seeds
- Fun Facts:
There are four lettuce type classifications: crisphead, romaine, loose and butterhead
Ruby Red is a red loose leaf type of lettuce
Ruby is an excellent choice for market gardens
Ruby is very heat tollerant and slow to bolt
Ancient Egyptians are thought to be the first to cultivate lettuce
Several harvests can be obtained from one plant until the central stem forms
Loose-leaf lettuces like Ruby provide vitamins A and C, folate, and iron
It also contains the antioxidant quercetin, which is believed to help prevent asthma and allergies by acting as a natural antihistamine as well as reduce the risk of heart disease
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