A large and beautiful chartreuse butterhead that scored in the top 10 in Seed Savers Exchange’s 2010 lettuce tasting of over 70 varieties. This mild, tender, and sweet lettuce has floppy leaves and is slow to bolt. First offered in the 2005 Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook by Margaret Lauterbach of Boise, Idaho.
- Butterhead lettuce
- Slow to bolt
- Soft texture and mild flavor
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
This lettuce can be used in salads or as an addition to sandwiches and burgers. Mix it with other varieties to create a salad mix of different textures, colors, and flavors.
Salads that have a lettuce base are often combined with grated cheese, fresh or dried fruit, nuts, and rich and crispy meats like bacon or pork belly.
This variety is also great for lettuce wraps. The crisp, sweet flavor of the lettuce compliments spicy fillings nicely.
Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade.
- Direct Seed: 1" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Thin: 10-12" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
yes, you want this lettuce.
Really enjoyed this variety. The leaves were nice and soft, and turned my salads into that dreamy, zen-like experience we all want. Harvested leaves from a couple heads twice a week mid-to-late spring, but I could definitely have harvested more frequently. I still have one head that I'm saving for the right moment. I sewed seeds indoors and directly, and the germination was fair. Would definitely grow this again!
This is the best lettuce I’ve ever grown in 5b. Direct sown outside and planted thickly in early May. Delicious and had no issue with pests. Enjoying end of June after we’ve had many 90 plus degree days and it’s still beautiful with no bolting.