Butter Crunch Lettuce is a classic butterhead lettuce variety that produces a dynamic and delicious taste. Buttercrunch can be planted just about anywhere, but the good news for those in warmer climates is that this variety tends to be far more heat-tolerant than most other lettuce cultivars. A nice firm "head" texture and a slightly buttery taste!
Lettuces are a cool season crop and planting in the heat of summer should be avoided, but many varieties mature quickly, and often more than one crop can be harvested in spring and late summer.
How to plant:
Start lettuce seeds indoors or out, by sprinkling seeds in rows or in containers, and covering them with a layer of soil.
If starting indoors, cover containers with a plastic bag to create a greenhouse effect and keep warm.
Sprouts should appear within a week to 10 days.
Once sprouted, remove the plastic and provide plenty of light.
Once seedlings have a few sets of true leaves, transplant them to individual containers.
Harden off seedlings about a week before transplanting out of doors.
In outdoor beds, either thin or place transplants to desired spacing. We recommend approximately 4 inches apart for leaf lettuce varieties, 8 inches apart for loose-head types, and 16 inches for firm-head types.
When to harvest:
Harvest your lettuce when it is full size but not quite mature.
You can remove the outer leaves to harvest and leave the inner leaves to grow.
You can pull up the entire plant or cut it off if it is a Butterhead and Romaine variety, or you can pick it when the center is firm if it is a Crisphead variety.