Little Gem Lettuce Seeds
Little Gem Lettuce LC50-100

Little Gem Lettuce Seeds

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SKU LC50-750
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: France France
Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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50 days. Lactuca sativa. Open Pollinated. Little Gem Lettuce. This early maturing plant produces good yields of small romaine lettuce. This refined variety has a superb flavor and can be served whole. The heads are tightly wrapped and are sweet and crunchy. Heat Tolerant. Perfect for containers, patios, and small gardens. An excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. An 1880 heirloom variety from France. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 617959. Diseases Resistant: V.

Lot No: D3071

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 400,000

Plant Height: 5” Tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow



Romaine Lettuce
Lactuca sativa

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"70 F to 85 F 7 to 10 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"18" 12"30 - 70 days
Romaine Lettuce Seed Planting Information:

Romaine lettuce can be grown anywhere as long as you have composted soil. Lettuce grows best if planted indoors and transplanted outdoors in early spring. Lettuce does well in composted soil. It does not do well in clay soil. Make successive plantings. Plant your seeds indoors 3 to 6 weeks before setting outside. Lettuce will better tolerate heat if plants are well thinned and air can circulate around them. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked, and fall planting done around June or July. Plants grow 2 - 10" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile sandy soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro periodically.

Harvest Tips:

Pick outer leaves of romaine lettuce, or cut the entire head about 1" above the soil. A new head may grow.


V – Verticillium Wilt

Scientific Name: Verticillium dahliae

Type: Fungus

Verticillium Wilt is a soil-borne disease that affects the growth of lettuce, peppers, spinach, and tomatoes. This disease is most common in the United States and Europe. In lettuce symptoms include wilting of the lower leaves and then the outer leaves turn yellow, wilt and die. Brown and black streaks appear on the taproot and crown The disease can cause substantial yield loss and total crop loss. It is a seed-borne disease that is spread by farm equipment, wind, and water. The infected plants should be removed and burned to avoid further infestation. The virus can live in weeds, so use weed management techniques. The fungus is very difficult to eradicate once it has been introduced into a field. Plan on using a 4 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, and can survive in the soil for 14 years. Keep the fields weed free. Deep tilling may be helpful in managing the disease. Thoroughly clean equipment after working in a field. Fumigate fields with methyl bromide. The best option is to use virus-free seeds and disease resistant varieties

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