Lettuce 'Little Gem' Overview
Lactuca sativa 'Winter Gem' is a popular winter variety of the favourite Lettuce 'Little Gem'. A cos type lettuce, it forms a loose head of bright green leaves. Lettuce 'Winter Gem' can be grown all year; however, as the name suggests, it is ideal for autumn sowings as it needs cooler temperatures to germinate. In summer they should be ready to harvest within 60 to 70 days. Outdoor autumn sown plants of 'Winter Gem' will be ready to harvest between March and May the following year; however, they will need protection with a cloche or cold frame during periods of frost.