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Tom Thumb

A diminutive, quick maturing lettuce that is perfect for a small servings.
Lettuce var. Tom ThumbLettuce var. Tom Thumb

Price: £1.50

Lactuca sativa

Diminutive, quick maturing plants that produce small heads in the centre of a prostrate rosette of outside leaves (about 18cm across). Though they look like a miniature butterhead lettuce, they have a cos texture that is crisp and juicy. This is an old variety that got a mention in the 1909 edition of Thompson’s Gardener’s Assistant. It was probably a good variety then, and it is certainly a good one now. We used to grow Tom Thumb about 20 years ago, and don’t know why we stopped.

British Heritage

Easy Peasy Gardening

Approx. number of seeds per pack: 750