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Buttercrunch lettuce

Lactuca sativa 'Buttercrunch'

Lettuce (Eng.), Kroplaai (Afr.)

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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!

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

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.

Propagation

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

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.

Geography

Origin
USA
Natural climate
Cool to temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

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!

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

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