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Lactuca sativa 'Tom Thumb' (Lettuce 'Tom Thumb')

Beginner
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lactuca sativa 'Tom Thumb'

Other names

Lettuce 'Tom Thumb'

Genus

Lactuca Lactuca

Variety or Cultivar

'Tom Thumb' _ 'Tom Thumb' is an early maturing lettuce that forms tight, solid, small heads of green leaves in spring and summer.


Lactuca sativa 'Tom Thumb' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Birds , Cutworms , Lettuce root maggot , Root aphid , Root knot eelworm , Slugs , Snails Birds , Cutworms , Lettuce root maggot , Root aphid , Root knot eelworm , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Good Mildew resistance, tolerance to hot weather and slow to bolt.

Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Ring spot Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Ring spot

General care

Propagation

Sow every two weeks in summer to keep up with supply.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lactuca sativa 'Tom Thumb' (Lettuce 'Tom Thumb') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist and non-acidic soil in sun. Ensure there is adequate humus and moisture in the soil.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Lactuca sativa 'Tom Thumb'

Other names

Lettuce 'Tom Thumb'

Genus

Lactuca Lactuca

Variety or Cultivar

'Tom Thumb' _ 'Tom Thumb' is an early maturing lettuce that forms tight, solid, small heads of green leaves in spring and summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular


Colour

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Birds , Cutworms , Lettuce root maggot , Root aphid , Root knot eelworm , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Good Mildew resistance, tolerance to hot weather and slow to bolt.

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Ring spot

General care

Propagation

Sow every two weeks in summer to keep up with supply.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lactuca sativa 'Tom Thumb' (Lettuce 'Tom Thumb') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist and non-acidic soil in sun. Ensure there is adequate humus and moisture in the soil.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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