Lactuca sativa var. capitata
Butterhead lettuce is a member of the Lactuca (Lettuce) family. Its botanical name is Lactuca sativa var. capitata. The scientific name epithet sativa means 'having been cultivated'.
Butter lettuce is a loose-leaf head with a crisp, tender texture and mild, sweet flavor. Contains vitamins A and K.Butterhead lettuce grows as an annual and is an edible vegetable. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Butterhead lettuce normally grows to a stemless habit with a max height of 7.8 inches (that's 20.0 cm metric). This plant tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early spring.
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Butterhead lettuce about 60 days before your last frost date .
Save seeds from the plants that are slowest to bolt. When the flowers have changed to seed heads remove seeds and dry indoors. Head lettuce may require cross-cutting. 1
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Butterhead lettuce so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Butterhead lettuce so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Butterhead lettuce plants:
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31 Dec 2012
31 Dec 2012
Butterhead lettuce care instructions
How long does Butterhead lettuce take to grow?
Our when to plant Butterhead lettuce estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!
1 :The New Seed-starters Handbook; Published 1988
Popular varieties of Butterhead lettuce
- Tom Thumb
- All the Year Round
- Marvel of Four Seasons
- All Season Butterhead Mix
- All the year round
- Drunken Woman
- Frizzy Headed Drunken Woman
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