Organic Tom Thumb Lettuce Seed (50 days)
Introduced some time in the 1850s!
Small, round head with delicate leaves. About the size of a baseball. Perfect for one-person salad. Can be planted close together in small space. Would grow well in containers on your patio or use it as a petite planting border. I've seen these used at dinner parties where literally the entire head is put on a plate and dressed. It was a wonderful effect and perfect for those outdoor garden parties where you want something light and refreshing.
1878 Livingston's Gardeners Seed List says...
"A very dwarf and productive variety of good quality, highly prized, 10 inches"
1888 RH Allen Seed co. says...
"Very dwarf, but an abundant yielder. Fine quality. 9 inches"
Planted the Tom thumb lettuce for the first time. It was as advertised, with excellent crisp leaves. One plant was enough for each person, and all of the seeds planted came up. Size of a small baseball and compact.