Tom Thumb Bibb (Butterhead) Lettuce



Southern Exposure Seed Exchange


4 in stock

48 days. [Pre-1850] Space-saving miniature butterhead. Apple-sized head can be used whole in individual salads. Tender leaves are medium-green and crumpled. Popular in some restaurants.

Bibb lettuce is more tolerant of hot weather than crisphead lettuce. As a group it is best for cooler regions, with some notable exceptions. Intermediate in nutritional value, it has small loose green heads with blanched yellow interiors and thin, soft-textured leaves.

Packet: 0.5g unless stated (approximately 400-600 seeds, depending on variety) sows 30’ direct seeded or 175’ as transplants.