Buttercrunch lettuce is beloved in the Whatcom County Garden
Buttercrunch lettuce is a favorite heat-tolerant, Bibb-type lettuce for the Pacific Northwest garden. It has quickly become a treasured garden friend since earning All America status in 1963. Its rich green leaves, sometimes tinged with red, form a beautiful rosette that holds well under stress and has good bolt resistance. A good source of vitamin A and phytonutrients. The buttercrunch lettuce grows best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade here in Whatcom County.
Officially, some people call it Buttercrunch lettuce. Other folks, know it as Butterhead lettuce. However you know it, this lettuce, is a crisp, and crunchy treat in the salad bowl. These popular greens form thick, outer leaves giving way to a sweet, creamy colored, compact head.
Like other lettuces, Buttercrunch lettuce is a cool weather crop. Buttercrunch holds up better in hot weather than most other lettuces. Time your spring crop to mature prior to the onset of hot and humid weather. We recommend an indoor start in the spring for an early crop for your salad bowl.
It matures in 70 days.