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Buttercrunch Lettuce (Butterhead)

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics of Buttercrunch lettuce, one of the Plant Profiles featured in our Lettuce Collection.

Buttercrunch lettuce

Buttercrunch lettuce

Buttercrunch is an All-America Selections (AAS) winner. It’s a very popular butterhead lettuce, with a delicious buttery texture. The heads inside are a creamy yellow. Plant every two weeks for an ongoing harvest. This lettuce tastes best when you pick it right before you’re ready to eat it.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.2 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 9


  • Thin to 8 inches apart
  • Plant rows 12 inches apart


  • Water deeply 1 inch a week; do not let soil dry out


  • Sow in early spring for summer crop
  • Sow every two weeks for continuous harvest
  • Sow in late summer for a fall crop

Have you tried growing Buttercrunch lettuce? What region do you grow them in? Please tell us your experiences growing Buttercrunch lettuce.


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