Little Gem is a small lettuce often described as 'a combination of Butter lettuce and Romaine'.
It is crisp, like Romaine, and sweet, like Butter lettuce, but the texture and the flavor are still its own.
While Romaine has a heavy very crunchy central stalk and thin crisp leaves,
classic Little Gem has a thinner stalk and thicker leaves which seem juicier and
more substantial than any part of Romaine.