Buttercrunch Bibb (Butterhead) Lettuce



Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Buttercrunch Bibb (Butterhead) Lettuce


1 in stock

55 days. [1963, AAS winner.] A reliable variety for garden, market, and greenhouse use. Dark green leaves and compact heads. Holds well under heat and stress, good bolt resistance.

Bibb (Butterhead) Lettuce

Lactuca sativa

How to Grow: Lettuce is a cool-weather crop that thrives in the temperature range 60-65 degrees F, and if thoroughly hardened, most varieties survive temperatures as low as 20 degrees F. Cold-adapted varieties survive much lower temperatures. Seed germinates best at about 75 degrees F. Lettuce seed will germinate at a temperature as low as 40 degrees F. Early spring plantings should be made as hardened transplants from seed started one month before setting outdoors. Later plantings can be direct-seeded. Sow seed 1/4″ deep and thin to 10-16″ apart depending on the variety. Loose-leaf varieties may be planted more closely but good air circulation should be maintained around the plants. Soil should be cool and moist during the germination period.

Packet: 0.5g unless stated (approximately 400-625 seeds, depending on variety) sows 30’ direct seeded or 175’ as transplants.