This improved variety of butterhead lettuce is an award winner for its thick, crisp leaves and its ability to hold up better in hot weather than Bibb. Buttercrunch's tasty, dark green outer leaves conceal a cream-colored, compact head.
Plant seeds in early spring as soon as soil can be worked, or start indoors 3 to 4 weeks earlier. (Note: Lettuce seeds won't sprout when soil is warmer than 75 degrees Fahrenheit.) Plant in enriched soil. Sow seeds sparingly, firm soil gently over the row and keep moist. Continue planting every 3 weeks.
Lettuce is a cool weather crop and must mature before hot weather arrives. Early spring and late summer plantings are the most productive. Begin thinning and eating when seedlings have 3 true leaves and continue thinning until plants are at the recommended spacing. Keep well watered. To harvest full-size plants, snip off individual outer leaves or cut off the entire plant.
Days to Harvest: 55 - 55 Days
Days to Sprout: 5 To 10 Days
Planting Depth: 0.125 - 0.125 Inches
Plant Spacing: 1 - 1 Inches
Spacing Rows: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing After Thinning: 8 - 8 Inches
- Availability for seeds is limited after August 1st
- Seeds carry a listed package expiration date of 12/31