Buttercrunch Lettuce

Clearance Vegetable Varieties - Buttercrunch

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Lactuca sativa

Buttery, crunchy, chewy leaves with a crisp heart – one of the best all round lettuces deserving of so many adjectives. Heat tolerant and slow to bolt.
Before modern lettuce ended up in salad bowls everywhere, it had a place as an aphrodisiac in pre-dynastic Egyptian ceremonies, cooked with eggs on the Roman dinner table, and in medieval herbals as a sedative and digestive. Now, it comes in a beautiful variety of forms, colors, and textures from smooth lime green leaves to red headings, to multicolored, smooth or crinkled leaves, with flavors ranging from a bracing bitterness to a soft buttery taste. While all lettuces can be harvested for loose leaf salad mix, romaine and butterhead varieties create folded heads for single head harvest. Nutrients: vitamins K (high), A and folate.
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$2.75 $1.38

Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
25000 4 gr 80 heads 50
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
All 40-80°F Full/Part Lightly Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/8″ 1/2″ 440
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6-10″ 3-15 Annual 2-4 years

Bed Preparation

Lettuce is a very easy-to-grow lightly frost-tolerant annual that grows best in full sun, but will tolerate part shade. Pick a spot that receives at least 5 hours of sun a day. Lettuce greens grow most successfully in well-drained soil that is both rich in nutrients and moist.


Most lettuce germinates poorly in hot weather and bolts quickly, so be sure to plant in early spring, late summer or early fall. Succession plantings every two to three weeks are recommended for a continual harvest through the fall. Plant Seeds: 1/8"deep with 1/2" between seeds and 12" between rows. Plant several seeds in each hole. Thoroughly water seeds after planting. Continually water lettuce daily to keep soil moist. As seedlings emerge, thin them 6-10” apart for mature heads or do not thin for baby leaves. Seeds will sprout in 3-15 days.


Baby lettuce leaves are ready to harvest in about 24 days. Days to maturity for heads will vary depending on the variety. Harvest above growth point for cut-and-come-again production or cut lettuce at soil line with a knife for single harvest.

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Additional Information

Weight 1 g

1/2 grams – Packet, 1/8 oz, 1/4 oz, 0.38 oz, 1/2 oz

3 reviews for Buttercrunch

  1. 4 out of 5


    This grew great spring and fall. Nice little heads of great tasting very light lettuce.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Easy to grow and is one of my favorites.

  3. 5 out of 5


    One of the easiest to grow and seems to adapt well to wherever you choose to sow this lettuce. The taste is light and easy to mix with other greens. I grow a lot of the Buttercrunch and try to sow every two weeks starting in mid-May (I live in the NC mountains) until October. It also does well in containers for small spaces and in cold frame beds. Would recommend this type of lettuce to least experienced gardener.

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