Lettuce Jukebox Pills Butterhead Vegetable Seeds

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Packet Content (approx): 12 Seeds
 

Compact butterhead for indoor autumn and winter production. Medium thick leaves, a good all round variety, very strong against tipburn. Grows well in a cold greenhouse. Ideal replacement for Wiske, although frame size is slightly smaller.

Buttercrunch is a Bibb type whose prized shape and buttery, is small, slightly upright dense heads of superb crisp and crunchy texture has become a favorite for salads.

Its rich green leaves, sometimes tinged with red, form a beautiful rosette in the garden that holds well under stress and has good bolt resistance. A good source of vitamin A and phytonutrients. Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade and even appreciates it in spring in hot climates. For the largest-sized rosettes, space transplants 18 inches apart.

Stands well without bolting.

Head Size: 6 to 12 inches (semi-heading)

Matures: 55 days

Sowing:  
- Indoor winter varieties:   Oct- April  
- Indoor summer: varieties April-Oct 
- Outdoor summer:  Jan- July  

Early outdoor sowings can be raised underglass in modules and  transplanted.   
  

Direct-seeding

Sow seed 1/8 inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart. When plants have two or three true leaves, thin to 12-inch spacings for crisphead varieties, 6 to 10 inches for other types. You can also lightly broadcast seed (particularly of looseleaf varieties) in a patch instead of a row.

 

Transplants

Sow in 1-inch cells 3 to 4 weeks before transplanting outside. Harden seedlings by reducing water and temperature for 3 days before transplanting. Hardened plants should survive 20 F. Space crisphead transplants 12 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart. Space other varieties 6 to 10 inches apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart.


MAINTAINING

Use row covers to protect very early plantings from cold, to protect young plants from insects, and (supported by hoops) to shade crops when warm weather arrives.

 

Make succession plantings every week or two, and grow several varieties with different maturity dates for a continuous supply. Moisture, stress, and high temperatures, particularly at night, encourage bolting. As the season progresses, plant more bolt-resistant varieties. Locate plants where they will be partially shaded by taller nearby plants, latticework or other screen.

 

Harvest:  55 to 60 days

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