Tom Thumb Butterhead Lettuce - Packet

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SKU
DL013852
The small rosette of sweet green leaves gives Tom Thumb Butterhead the favored reputation as an heirloom of distinction. Lightly dress with a lemony vinaigrette to taste the lettuce flavor, garnish with cucumbers and pansies. Sow seeds directly in the garden, and harvest whole heads, when small. Lettuce is an ideal crop for quick growing, and this variety tolerates close planting for a continuous crop.
Plant Information
An English heirloom variety introduced in the first half of the 1800s, Tom Thumb butterhead lettuce is named for the tiny character in English folklore. The heads of this unique variety grow to a petite 4-6 inches in diameter, but are just as big in flavor as their larger counterparts. The dark green outer leaves and the yellow-green inner leaves are both crisp in texture with a sweet, buttery, and somewhat nutty flavor. Harvest the leaves individually or pick the entire head for use all at once; they're the perfect size for individual salads. Much more tolerant of heat than other varieties, Tom Thumb butterhead lettuce is also quicker to grow. And its small size makes it the perfect little crop for a window box or other container.
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SKUDL013852
Item Package Size
Packet
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 1195 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Lactuca sativa
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Planting Depth
1/8-1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
1-3 inches
Row Spacing
8-12 inches
Space After Thinning
5-10 inches
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
Days To Maturity
35-60
Growth Rate
Fast
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Good For Containers, Edible
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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