A picture of a Buttercrunch Lettuce

Buttercrunch Lettuce

Lactuca sativa 'Buttercrunch'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Buttercrunch Lettuce Overview

Buttercrunch is a light green lettuce that is soft and slightly crisp. This variety holds well under stress, has good bolt resistance and is disease resistant. Lovely fresh in salads!

Common problems with Buttercrunch Lettuce

How to harvest Buttercrunch Lettuce

Buttercrunch can be picked 30-60 days after sowing, but the leaves can be picked earlier throughout the growing season. Pick outer leaves first, allowing the center leaves to enlarge to extend the harvest.

How to propagate Buttercrunch Lettuce

Seed

Sow directly in well-prepared beds or sow indoors, 6-8 mm deep and 15-45 cm apart in early spring. Germination takes 7-14 days. Transplant when they have two or three true leaves.

Special features of Buttercrunch Lettuce

Pot plant

Can be planted in a container, provided it is wide enough for the lettuce to grow comfortably. Allow 15 cm for each plant.

Crop rotation

Buttercrunch is a light to a medium feeder and needs a moderate amount of nutrients. Rotate with legume crops to build up the soil condition.

Other uses of Buttercrunch Lettuce

Edible

The leaves and stem are edible and are great consumed raw in salads.

Medicinal

Rich in vitamins A, B and C, minerals like Magnesium and Potassium and almost as much Calcium as milk!