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Buttercrunch Lettuce Seed

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Soft, buttery goodness. Bibb-like heads enclose loose, sweet, crisp-tender leaves. Outer leaves are an attractive deep spring green; inner leaves are nearly white. Plant in humus-y soil, and do not to let the plants dry out. Sow heavily seeded rows every 10-14 days for a constant supply of baby greens. To harvest, cut the head near the plant base or just pick individual leaves as you need them. Very heat-tolerant and slow to bolt. Stays mild after others get bitter. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 4-10 days
  • Days to maturity: 65
  • Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 8-12”
  • Sow outdoors after the last frost.
  • Seed spacing: 1”, then thin to 6-12” apart, depending on the size heads you want
  • Seed depth: ¼”
  • Produce size: Full heads are about 8-9” across
  • Yield: One head per seedling
  • Mature plant height: 10”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: 1963

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I love butter crunch lettuce
Wayne J on Mar 22, 2019
Favorite Lettuce
Kaylene B on Feb 11, 2019
I love butter crunch lettuce
Wayne J on Mar 22, 2019
heat tolerance.
JANET V on Mar 10, 2019
Favorite Lettuce
Kaylene B on Feb 11, 2019
heat tolerance.
JANET V on Mar 10, 2019
Could you use these seeds for microgreens?
Renee R on Dec 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Any lettuce seed works as a microgreen. The flavor will be a little less pronounced than if you used arugula or a cress, but the flavor is fresh and delicate nonetheless.

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