Buttercrunch Butterhead Lettuce Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 122 feet.
4.75 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
'Buttercrunch' is a vigorous grower with a creamy yellow interior, buttery flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture, pleasing palates since 1963. Small heads are perfect for a single-serve salad. The compact size makes it a good container variety, and it's also attractive in the flower-garden border. All-America Selections Winner.
$2.69 1 gram (~730 seeds)

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Days to Maturity: 21–65 days

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Unknown; lettuce has been in cultivation for a long time.

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 5"–6" wide, 3"–5" tall

Variety Information: Large, soft, slightly crumpled light green leaves in a loose head with a creamy yellow core. 'Buttercrunch' is a butterhead type lettuce bred at Cornell University.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 to 6 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool season harvests.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 8"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, by cutting off at ground level. If regrowth is desired, cut the leaves higher, at 2". For a continual supply, outer, individual leaves can be harvested at any stage of maturity, but leave at least half of the plant for regrowth.

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Buttercrunch Butterhead Lettuce Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Cute and reliable crop!

5 out of 5 stars May 5, 2020
These seeds germinate so well after sowing outdoors, now my only issue is finding space to transplant them all! Plus, it seems last year's lettuce (which I let go to seed in the heat of the summer) left many volunteers that are growing profusely in the garden bed, too. Very happy with this reliable, adorable, kitchen staple!
LT from MA

Cut and came again!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 5, 2020
These are thriving in a spot protected from hot afternoon sun but do receive a good deal of morning light. I have them in a large bowl container. I recently harvested them, about two and a half weeks ago, and they are bushy all over again. I think we'll have more salad for dinner now! The texture is lighter, crisp, and delicate. Very enjoyable and easy to grow, one of the first veg we ever tried growing and an excellent way to learn indeed. When hotter weather approaches, I am thinking to replace them with a heat tolerant mizuna mustard. Should probably sow seeds soon!
Emma Bennett from CA

A good mountain lettuce

5 out of 5 stars Sep 28, 2020
The Buttercrunch Butterhead Lettuce did well in my southern exposure garden, elevation 7400 feet, last snow this year in early June. With a light covering, it survived our surprise snow storm in early June. The leaves are delicious and grow abundantly. Once the hot weather arrived, the southern exposure was too much and the plants went to seed. We still harvested a good crop.
Rose from CO

Absolutely Wonderful

5 out of 5 stars Nov 1, 2021
I direct sowed these seeds and had great success. This lettuce is really sweet and was exactly what I wanted.
Lori from AL

ButterCrunch Lettuce

5 out of 5 stars Nov 1, 2021
Never ever did I think I could grow lettuce .. but this is so easy to grow and so flavorful. Perfect for salads or sandwiches .. with lots of texture. I'm growing this one .. over and over! Yum
Linda from CA

Great flavor

5 out of 5 stars Dec 27, 2021
This is the best flavored lettuce!
Melody from CO

Good seeds, bad lettuce

3 out of 5 stars May 24, 2022
We had no problem with the seeds sprouting/growing. When we harvest this lettuce, it turns soft (like butter) When harvesting like all other lettuces, produce, we place our harvest instantly in a cool water to carry inside- this lettuce is soft instantly. Just not a fan of the final product.
Tracy from TN
Owner Response: Hi Tracy, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It sounds like the seeds did their job germination but environmental conditions may have effected the crop. We do hope that you try this variety of lettuce again, as it is a customer favorite. Please feel free to contact us for help anytime.

delicious lettuce

5 out of 5 stars Feb 28, 2023
I have found my favorite lettuce! Buttercrunch is a delicious variety, I can't grow enough for my family. The germination rate was also great. Too bad our Texas weather is starting to warm up, my lettuce season will end soon and will have to wait until fall to plant again.
Claudette from TX

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