Small, tight heads of buttercrunch lettuce. Sign up for growing tips, exclusive offers, and new product info. Red butterhead for hydroponic production. Most adaptable butterhead. This site uses cookies to enable shopping cart usage, provide you with relevant product and promotions, and measure performance. The most adorable little lettuce you will ever see! Seeds are quick to germinate, plants are slow to bolt, and the taste is sweet, mild, and complex. Seeds can germinate well in soils as low as 40°F (4°C) but often poorly above 75°F (24°C). Johnny's is committed to your success, every step of the way. Unlike many vegetables, it’s almost impossible to harvest butterhead lettuce too early. Perhaps the most beauteous lettuce we've grown: a star selection for your salad bowl. The flavour is the sweetest of all . Butterhead lettuce is delicate and wilts quickly after harvest. We still harvested a good crop. Butterhead Lettuce Seeds. Buy and grow organic, heirloom lettuce seeds. Uniform, reliable, attractive red butterhead. Wash off sap and cool immediately to prevent staining and dehydration. The smallest leaves are tender and delicious as baby lettuce in salads. Should probably sow seeds soon! You can choose a single ingredient simple fertilizer such as blood meal, or feed by adding generous amounts of compost or manure to the soil. Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature). Butterhead lettuce is a low-maintenance vegetable that rewards gardeners with mature plants in two months' time. Heirloom, open pollinated, non-hybrid and non-GMO seeds with no chemical treatments. Large and fancy, heat-tolerant red butterhead for stunning display. Uniform, reliable, and attractive red butterhead. Minimum of 250 seeds per packet. Typically grown to full-size, Butterhead lettuce produces heavy heads of large densely folded leaves. Very enjoyable and easy to grow, one of the first veg we ever tried growing and an excellent way to learn indeed. Boston lettuce has a small, round, looser head, while Bibb lettuce has as a tighter, smaller, fist-sized head. Very happy with this reliable, adorable, kitchen staple! Plants should not need repotting; if they begin to get crowded, harvest and start over with a new planting. Use a lightweight potting mix rather than garden soil or topsoil to ensure good drainage. Butterhead lettuce is compact and has a shallow root system, making it an ideal container specimen. Butterhead lettuces have a distinctive open, almost flower petal, look to them and are the best looking of all the lettuces.