Little Gem Lettuce

Little gem lettuce belongs to the variety of Lactuca sativa L., about 10 cm of height (higher than usual in other regions) and of a similar aspect as a cabbage. It is characterized by being tender and tight and by having strong, thick and very coarse leaves with developed central nerves, which colour changes from light green in outer leaves to yellow in inner leaves. It is cultivated throughout a whole year, outdoors or in greenhouse. Its sprouts grow spontaneously, without a necessity of tying them.