Choosing A Variety Of Lettuce

Because lettuce is so popular, there are hundreds of varieties of each type of lettuce available in the garden centers and through mailorder and the Internet.

Good Source of Info On Lettuce Varieties
For excellent info on the best Lettuce varieties by state go to the vegetable variety data collection project at Cornell University - We urge you to join this valuable site and contribute your own ratings of varieties.

Some Popular Lettuce Varieties

Ferry-Morse Seeds 1301 Lettuce - Bibb 1.2 Gram Packet

by Ferry-morse

A deliciously-flavored butterhead lettuce that produces small, loose heads filled with tender, buttery, green leaves. A 1.5 gram seed packet plants about 100 feet of row. Pick fresh about 57 days after sowing the seed in the garden.

  • 57 Days to Harvest
  • Plant 1/4-inch Deep, 18-inch Row Spacing & 10-inch Plant Spacing



Grand Rapids Lettuce - 3000 Seeds - BONUS PACK!

by Hirt's

 Tipburn Resistant’: This looseleaf type is good for warm season areas, because it resists “bolting”--it won’t go to seed as quickly as other types in hot weather. Attractive frilly green leaves are tender and sweet. Harvest this lettuce about 45 days after sowing seed. A 1.8 gram seed packet plants about 100 feet of row.

Lettuce is a hardy, fast-growing annual vegetable with either loose or compact leaves. Leaf color ranges from light green through reddish brown. When it bolts, or goes to seed, the flower stalks are 2 to 3 feet tall, with small, yellowish flowers on the stalk. With so many types of lettuce to choose from, home gardeners will never become bored with this garden favorite.

Grand Rapids lettuce can be grown in cold-frames, greenhouses or gardens. Grand Rapids frilled, light green leaves are crisp, tender and tasty for salads

‘Great Lakes #118’: This is a crisphead type of lettuce similar to the familiar ‘Iceberg’ type sold in the supermarket. Heads are large, firm, crisp, and great for delicious salads. Lettuce is ready to cut about 82 days after sowing seed. A 1.5 gram seed packet plants about 125 feet of row.

‘Marvel of Four Seasons’: This butterhead lettuce produces brilliant green leaves tipped with deep red. The heads are firm, medium to large size. A 1 gram packet of seeds plants about 100 feet of row. Harvest this lettuce about 68 days after sowing seed.

Lettuce Romaine Parris Island Cos Certified Organic Heirloom Seeds 275 Seeds

by Botanical Interests

 This Romaine lettuce is perfect for Caesar salads. Long leaves form upright, tallish heads packed with tender, deep green leaves with distinctive crisp white midribs. This variety stands up to warm weather, and it is more nutritious than iceberg lettuce types. A 1.5 gram seed packet plants about 80 feet of row, and is ready to harvest about 68 days after seeds are sown.

  • Named for the South Carolina island, not for the city in France.
  • This is the lettuce for your Caesar Salads.
  • Plant lettuce in cool months, spring and again in early fall.
  • This packet has enough seeds for two 5 foot rows.
  • Lactuca sativa

This lettuce produces excellent hearts as well as crispy greens. Enough for two 5 foot rows.

‘Redprize’: Leaves of this looseleaf lettuce are brilliant green, tipped with ruby red. Very attractive in salads, it is tender and sweet-flavored too. A 1.8 gram packet of seeds plants about 150 feet of row. It is a fast grower--ready to pick about 45 days after seeds are sown.

Lettuce Salad Bowl Blend Certified Organic Seeds 450 Seeds

by Botanical Interests

This butterhead type lettuce is an All America Selections winner. Resistant to bolting, it produces crisp-tender, frilly apple-green leaves. A 1 gram seed packet plants about 80 feet of row. Pick fresh leaves about 50 days after seeds are sown.

  • This mixture contains Red Leaf which is deeply
  • lobed and the Green Leaf which is wavy.
  • This lettuce won't turn bitter as the weather heats up.
  • The packet plants 5 ten foot rows.
  • This is the slowest mixture we have to bolt.

Farmers Market Cut and Come Again Lettuce Blend Seeds

by Renee's Garden

  • Blend of 4 different textures and colors.
  • Tango, frilly and light green, Little Gem just wonderful
  • Cimarron which is crimson and tangy
  • Outredgeous (correct spelling) a deep burgandy

mix of four varieties to create the most appealing and varied salads. The mix contains Tango which is frilly and light green, Little Gem, Cimarron which is crimon, and Outredgeous (yes that is how it is spelled) which is deep burgandy. This is a cut and come again mixture. Stagger the sowings for long harvests. As with all lettuces they are best grown in the cool of spring or autumn. If you must grow them in the heat find them some shade. 2000 seeds per packet.


Butterhead Buttercrunch Lettuce Seeds Certified Organic 1000 Seeds

by Botanical Interests

  • Fine container lettuce with soft butter taste
  • Grow in cool weather early spring or fall
  • Enough seeds for three 10 foot rows
  • Slow to bolt (turn into seed)
  • Lactuca sativa

Although lettuces are best planted in the cool spring and late fall, this one is slow to bolt when the weather gets hot. Mild tasting, soft buttery leaves grow on medium sized heads just the right size for containers, window boxes and borders. Enough seeds for three 10' rows.


Container Lettuce Seeds - Garden Babies Butterhead - Renee's Garden

by Renee's Garden

  • This butterhead lettuce grows only to heads of 5 or 6 inches.
  • Superb for individual salad presentations.
  • Soft sweet taste and a smooth texture compliment any dressing.
  • Best to grow all lettuces in the spring or fall.
  • Slow to bolt and ideal for hot climates

These babies have softly folded leaves, a lovely buttery texture and outstanding sweet taste. Ideal for containers, Garden Babies are slow bolting, heat tolerant, and make compact 6" heads at maturity.

Cold Winters: April - May / Mild Winters: Sept. - May | Sun/Shade: Full Sun - Partial Shade | Sow Seeds: 1" apart, 1/4" Deep | Days to Germinate: 7-14 Days | Days to Harvest:53-75

Buttercrunch Lettuce - 4800+ Seeds - PLUS PACK SAVINGS

by Hirt's

Buttercrunch Lettuce: Juicy-Crisp Leaves with a Satisfying Bite!
A classic favorite for high-quality flavor.

65 days. One of the classic butterheads, Buttercrunch combines good garden performance with tender-crisp flavor. The leaves are very dark green and thicker than most, with a crisp texture and juicy bite. They are loosely-held on big heads that grow more vigorously than many others, ready in just 65 days. So high-performing and satisfying that it won an AAS award, Buttercrunch is the highest-quality eating butterhead-type we know.

Lettuce thrives in cold weather and can be sown directly into the garden, starting in early spring. For an even earlier harvest, sow indoors; the seedlings don't mind transplanting. If a fall crop is desired, begin in late summer. Grow in single rows, plants spaced 18 inches apart, or in containers.

Try A Seed Tape


Seed Tape, Set of 4 Includes three tapes of lettuce

by Gardener's Supply Company

Seed Tapes are the perfect, no-waste way to plant where space really counts — in containers, raised beds, or small gardens. Each strip of biodegradable paper is embedded with perfectly spaced seeds; simply unroll into a planting furrow and cover. Planting is precise, there's little or no thinning needed, and the germination rate is outstanding. Seed This set of 4 Seed Tape includes three tapes each of Carrot (Amsterdam Forcing 3), Radish (French Breakfast), Lettuce (Webb's Wonderful) and Beet (Boltardy). Save when you buy this set of 4 seed varieties Seed tapes are a terrific way to plant small gardens and raised beds Also ideal for mid-season succession planting between rows Seeds are evenly spaced and embedded in biodegradable paper tape


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