Butterhead Type, Heat Tolerant, Slow Bolting
Lettuce is one of the easiest crops to grow. Smaller, more frequent plantings are ideal and lettuce can be sown in a variety of areas throughout the garden. Buttercrunch is similar to Bibb lettuce but with better heat tolerance and is slower to bolt (go to seed). This variety, “Buttercrunch” is an All-America Selections Winner meaning that it has been tested by a network of independent judges who determined that its garden performance was superior.
- Seed Depth: .25 in.
- Row Spacing: 12 in.
- Seed Spacing: .5 in.
- Plant Spacing: 6 in.
- Days to Sprout: 7-14
- Days to Harvest: 55-60
Lettuce is a cool weather crop. In mild climates seed can be sown directly in the soil in late winter/early spring and again in the fall. Sow seed in 2 week intervals for prolonged harvest.
Thin when plants are 2 inches high. Mulch to keep the plants cool and to retain moisture. Water frequently but lightly. Fertilize with a 10-10-10 or similar fertilizer.
Lettuce is mature when the leaves begin to cup inward to form a loose head.
Harvest in early morning when leaves are crisp and full of moisture.
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