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LETTUCE * BUTTERCRUNCH * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2017  $1.25 
LETTUCE * BUTTERCRUNCH * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2017
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BUTTERCRUNCH LETTUCE, is a vintage American butterhead that is simply one of the best you can grow in the home garden. An open-pollinated lettuce developed by George Raleigh of Cornell University in the mid-20th Century and released in the sixties to win the All-American Selection award in 1963. One of the great things about this lettuce is its long season - grows equally well from early spring through fall. Here in the Piedmont of North Carolina, I have successfully overwintered it an protected environment. Slow to bolt in the heat of summer and never bitter. The crumpled crisp leaves are simply delicious with a slightly crunchy texture and creamy taste that melts in your mouth! Their shape holds dressing perfectly! Butterhead. 65-70 days. 100 seeds.

GROWING TIPS: Lettuces are my absolute favorite - I dedicate a lot of space to them in my garden because I like variety and they can be really beautiful kissed by the sun. Direct sow in early spring and late summer. The more space each lettuce has to grow the larger it becomes. If you are sowing for quick greens, don't bother to thin - just use your scissors to clips what you need for dinner as it will continue to grow. Lettuces love cool (not cold) weather and respond to well-prepared soil and regular weeding and watering. Relatively pest-free, with the exception of slugs (easily combatted with a barrier of ashes or copper wire) and furry invaders (chicken ware cloches work best there).

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