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Product Description:

48 days. Buttercrunch is similar to other bibb types but with thick, puckered, juicy green leaves and a small tight head. You'll appreciate Buttercrunch maintaining its sweetness during summer’s heat without turning bitter.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Richard T.
Disappointed in the 2022 Buttercrunch Lettuce

I have purchased Territorial Seed Company's Buttercrunch lettuce seed for years and have always looked forward to the summer season to grow the best lettuce I have ever eaten; friends and family all remarked about the flavor and the texture of the lettuce.
This year, 2022, I planted the same Buttercrunch lettuce seeds and the results was very disappointing. No longer the crisp, green, thick textured leaves full of flavor, but more like the yellow-green, soft textured leaves supermarket butterhead lettuce.
I am very disappointed but hoping Territorial Seed Company will go back to the Buttercrunch seed they have sold in previous years.

Sorry to hear you didn't love Buttercrunch this year. Nothing about our offering has changed, and as always our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Reliable Classic

Very sweet and just and tender-crisp as the name implies. Did well as the weather warmed up too. One of my favorite green lettuces to plant. Great seed viability into the 3rd year.

Jessica L.
Name says it all

We plant Buttercrunch lettuce almost year around. It's our go-to for lettuce because it grows very well in our soil and does very well in the heat. Our family goes through heads of lettuce quickly but we did notice that even if a head was left in the fridge for a week, it was still crunchy and sweet.

Great taste!

Lettuce grew very well and was very tasty. No issues at all.

Soil Temp for Germ 40–80°F
Seed Depth ⅛"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 2–15
Thin Plants to 10–16"
Row Spacing 16–18"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 800
Seed Life 3 years

Lactuca sativa

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Lettuce performs best in cool weather, 60-70°F, and grows in a wide range of soil types
• Plant as early as soil can be worked
• For extended harvest, plant every 2-3 weeks and choose heat-tolerant varieties for summer
• Lettuce seed can be sown every month from February—October
• A cold frame and cold-hardy varieties can stretch the spring and fall growing season into the winter months
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• 1 gram of seed will sow 30 row feet
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best results

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• As soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed, thin loose-leaf types to 10-14 inches apart; icebergs, butterheads, and romaines to 12-16 inches apart

• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
• Common pests: Aphids and slugs
• Pest control: Strong spray of water for aphids or applications of Pyrethrin or Neem oil, baits, traps, or Cabbage Collars for slugs

Harvest & Storage
• While picking individual leaves helps extend the season somewhat, all eventually become bitter as they begin to bolt

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.
For best results, store pelleted seed in an air-tight container and use within one season.

What is seed tape?
Seed tapes are perfectly straight rows of precisely spaced crops. No more having to thin seedlings! This biodegradable tape will plant a row 5 meters (16 feet, 5 inches) long. Simply lay it in a furrow and cover with a light layer of sifted compost or soil, water and wait. Save yourself a heap of planting time with these popular vegetable and herb staples.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BR | Bottom Rot
DM* | Downy Mildew
F* | Fusarium Wilt
LD | Lettuce Drop
LMV* | Lettuce Mosaic Virus
Nr* | Lettuce Aphid
PM | Powdery Mildew
Rs | Corky Root
TBSV | Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (Lettuce Dieback Complex)
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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