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Buttercrunch Lettuce (53 Days)

This butterhead type produces a loosehead, 8 to 9 inches across. Dark green and slow to bolt, it has been rated one of the dozen best vegetable introductions. It was developed at Cornell in 1963. Resistant to lettuce mosaic virus

500 seeds

Buttercrunch Lettuce (53 Days)



Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF. Soil above 75 ºF inhibits the germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep

Outside Sowing: Spring when the soil temperature reaches at least 50ºF. Sow 1” apart, thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want, baby to full heads. Keep soil moist during germination. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a longer harvest period. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix.

Starting Indoors:  3-4 weeks before planting outsideSow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant out, 8-12” apart in rows 12” apart.

How much does a packet plant: 25-foot single row  

Harvest: Cut whole heads at the base or snip off individual leaves.  

Tips: Lettuce needs fertile soil for optimum growth. Work in compost or well-rotted manure into your soil before planting. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.

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Louise H.
United States United States

Buttercrunch my favorite

Buttercrunch is my favorite lettuce. It has the extra crunch I prefer in a lettuce and a great flavor. Along with a Black Seeded Simpson and the Pinetree mix for variety, my lettuce garden is complete.

Penelope M.
United States United States
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Buttercrunch Lettuce

Great company, service and products, I grow seedlings for our Long Island Community Garden. I chose buttercrunch because I have been a long-time fan of this variety. I is a beautiful loose-headed variety that can be harvested before it heads up or after. Great lettuce!

Rebecca B.
United States United States

Buttercrunch Lettuce

Great lettuce. Growing very well.

Frances C.
United States

Deer Destruction

My raised bed garden was off to a great start, when our resident deer razed it in one afternoon. I had no garden last year, but I'm fighting back with fencing this year. A new order will follow shortly.