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Lettuce: Lactuca Sativa, 'Tom Thumb'

Botanical name: Lactuca Sativa, 'Tom Thumb'

Common name: lettuce

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Lettuce: Lactuca Sativa, 'Tom Thumb'
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Soil: wet, neutral, loam
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Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
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Attributes:

edible

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description for "Lettuce: Lactuca Sativa, 'Tom Thumb'"

Lactuca Sativa 'Tom Thumb' was introduced by at least 1853. 'Tom Thumb' is a tiny little butterhead perfect for small gardens or those who like the elegance of exquisitely formed small plants. About the size of an apple, 'Tom Thumb' is ideal for serving whole as an individual salad. Does best planted in early spring or late summer. Harvesting Tips: cut heads when mature. Planting depth: .25 inch. Days to germination: 2-15 days. 50-55 days to maturity.

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