Sweet and crisp, Green Gem lettuce is actually a small size of romaine. Although it is full grown, this specialty romaine variety is about half the size of regular romaine boasting succulent rich green leaves that measure about five inches in length and about three inches in width. Having a pale green heart and offering an even crisper center and sweeter taste than common lettuce, Green Gem lettuce never develops a bitter flavour.
Sweet Gem lettuce was developed from romaine lettuce and a butterhead type lettuce. This hybridization gives sweet Gem Lettuce the qualities of two very different lettuces, yet also independent characteristics unique to its parents. Vibrant green, this colorful and lettuce adds crunch and flavour to mixed green fresh salads.