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Little Gem lettuce seed
  • Little Gem lettuce seed

Little Gem

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Experience the Unmatched Quality of Little Gem Lettuce - The Ideal Cos Lettuce for Your Garden


    Lactuca sativa


    65 Days


    Half-hardy Annual

  • Plant Size

    Height Up To 15cm (5.9in) Spread Up To 25cm (9.8in)

  • Hardiness & Longevity

    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Ideal For

    Patio Kitchen, Garden or Greenhouse

  • Position In

    Sun or Semi Shade


Little Gem Lettuce Seeds

Little Gem Lettuce is the epitome of excellence in cos lettuces. Renowned for its quick maturing nature, this dwarf and compact variety is a gardener's delight, producing irresistibly crisp and sweet hearts.

Its award-winning status, conferred by the Royal Horticultural Society, underlines its superior quality. Little Gem boasts impressive resistance to root aphid, making it a robust choice for your garden.

Perfect for sowing from March to July outdoors, it thrives equally well under cloches, catering to all gardening preferences. Recognized as 'Sugar Cos' in its early days, this lettuce variety is not just a favorite among amateur growers but also a staple in supermarkets.

Adaptable to smaller gardens, it allows for high-density planting, ensuring a bountiful harvest even in limited spaces. Choose Little Gem Lettuce for a delightful gardening experience and a taste that is truly unparalleled.

Common Questions

What makes Little Gem lettuce a preferred choice for gardeners?

Little Gem lettuce is favored for its quick maturing, dwarf and compact growth, making it ideal for small gardens. It produces crisp, sweet hearts and is resistant to root aphid, ensuring a healthy and bountiful harvest. Its ease of growth under cloches and in open, sunny sites adds to its popularity.

Why did Little Gem lettuce receive the RHS Award of Garden Merit?

Little Gem lettuce received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding qualities, including its quick maturity, delicious flavor, and compact growth. This award signifies its excellence as a garden plant, highly valued for both its aesthetic and culinary qualities.

Can Little Gem lettuce be grown in small gardens?

Absolutely! Little Gem lettuce is particularly suited for smaller gardens due to its dwarf and compact nature. It can be grown at a higher density, making the most of limited space while still providing a generous yield of sweet and crisp lettuce hearts.

Product Features

Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots or Trays
Days to Maturity
60 Days
Grow in Greenhouse
Optional, for Early Crop
Number of Seeds Per Packet
Recommended Soil pH
6.0 - 6.5


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