Common Name: Lettuce Buttercrunch
Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa Buttercrunch
Seed Count: 200
Lettuce Buttercrunch, Lactuca sativa Buttercrunch, : Originating in India during ancient times, lettuce is one of the oldest, most popular salad vegetables. Buttercrunch has dark green tinted, wavy, yellow leaves, with a flattish open but tightly bunched fan-shape to each. Crisp and sweet, with a pleasant buttery taste. The baby leaves are highly rated for salads. A good source of vitamin A and phytonutrients. Slow bolting (running to seed). Enjoys near neutral, rich well drained soil. Whilst heat tolerant, most lettuce dislike very hot conditions and will tolerate some shade. Keep moist during growing period. Seed may be planted at 4 week intervals during the warmer months to provide a succession of this lovely salad vegetable. 70 days.
Sow lettuce seed on surface and barely cover during spring summer and autumn. Do not allow seed bed to get really dry. Thin gradually, thinnings may be used in salads. In warmer climates plants may benefit from a few hours of afternoon shade during the hotter summer months. Prefers rich moist, near neutral soils . Consecutive, small plantings will give a continuous crop throughout the warmer months. 70 days.