Little Gem Romaine (C...
with flavor that won the Royal Horticultural Society taste competition.
Small heads grow rapidly to 6" and are mostly heart--crispy and sweet. This is the "hearts of romaine" you see in fancy groceries. Appears by name on restaurant menus.
BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or direct seed. Cold frames extend season. Fertile, composted soil that is loose, not too acid,well-drained , and in good tilth with adequate nitrogen and moisture promotes fast growth for best flavor. In hot climates site plants where they will get morning sun only, like the east side of a house or to the north of taller crops. Or use shade cloth mid day to keep plants cool. Pick outer leaves every 1- days or so, leaving a central rosette of 6-8 leaves. Or cut entire heads and plan on sowing every two weeks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W, H/Matures 6-13/Harvest 1-3/Yield 135-540/Spacing 10-12"
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