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Lettuce Butterhead 'Buttercrunch' Seed Pack

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This frost-tolerant butterhead lettuce is the perfect size for growing in a hanging basket or container right outside your kitchen door.

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'Buttercrunch' is a compact, loose butterhead-type lettuce with large, slightly puckered leaves, and is the perfect size for container planters or in garden borders. Pull off individual outer leaves but leave the rest to continue growing, or cut off the entire head about 2" above ground level and let it regrow. This is a vigorous grower, preferring a bit of shade from the hot afternoon sun. Be sure to water regularly and watch for slugs.   

Botanical Name Lactuca sativa
Mature Size 5"–6" wide, 3"–5" tall
Light Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness Frost tolerant annual
When to Sow Outside 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–70°F.
When to Start Inside 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date
Special Germination Instructions Can do successive sowings every 3 weeks until 4 - 6 weeks prior to your average first fall frost date.
Days to Emerge 5 - 10 days
Seed Depth Surface to 1/8"
Seed Spacing A group of 3 seeds every 6"
Row Spacing 8"
Thinning When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 6"
Maturity Date 65 days
When to Harvest Up to half of the individual mature leaves can be harvested, leaving the rest to grow. May also cut off at ground level or if you wish regrowth, cut off 2" above ground.
Additional Info If soil temp is 80 degrees F or above, seeds will not germinate.
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