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Lettuce: Butterhead

This group’s taste is distinguished by a soft texture and buttery feel in the mouth, as if the leaves are half-dressed as they come off the plant. For some, these are the highest form of lettuce. Generally, the plants form well wrapped heads at maturity, with broad midribs and wellblanched hearts.

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 Blushed Butter Oak (Lettuce)  Blushed Butter Oak Farm Original Variety!
Same parentage and color as ‘Blush Butter Cos’ but selected for oakish leaves that wrap a buttery heart. Also highly rated for flavor and cold hardiness by everyone that trials it. I love this stuff. pricing and more info...
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 Carmona (Lettuce)  Carmona 
A big, really red butterhead, much favored by Joelene, the seed-sowing and salad maven at GTF. This was another grower favorite on the verge of commercial extinction, so we used the last of Joelene’s old seed to reinstate this beauty at the head of her cl... pricing and more info...
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 Chartreuse Butter Tongue (Lettuce)  Chartreuse Butter Tongue Farm Original Variety!
Everyone agrees this is one unusual lettuce, with bright golden-green pointed leaves wrapping a big butterhead in a showy whorl. Good results for us from earliest spring sowing, and for the Philomath High Botany Class from August plantings. Third largest ... pricing and more info...
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 Deer Tongue (Lettuce)  Deer Tongue 
Often described as a a “bibb type”; buttery on the tongue with a crisp texture and mild taste. This is an heirloom favorite, named for its pointed leaves, but known for it’s unique crunch and great taste. pricing and more info...
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 Divina (Lettuce)  Divina 
A big framed beautiful butterhead, emerald green, tight with a well-blanched heavy heart. Very slow to bolt. Complete resistance to downy mildew in our 2003-04 disease trials, and high Sclerotinia resistance for a butter-type. pricing and more info...
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 Emerald Oak (Lettuce)  Emerald Oak Farm Original Variety!
One of our 2003 farm-original releases, and we still really like it. A very tidy and compact jewel green oakleaf that matures into a dense buttery-hearted head. Leaves are perfect salad size from either baby or mature heads. From a cross between ... pricing and more info...
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 Flashy Butter Gem (Lettuce)  Flashy Butter Gem Farm Original Variety!
Latest of the ‘flashy’ red splashed series, this one a Little Gem-like butter-cos that forms a fat short-leafed football of a lettuce, splattered throughout by crimson. Perfect leaves for high-yield salad crop, or for dense baby heads. Great taste, textur... pricing and more info...
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 Flashy Butter Oak (Lettuce)  Flashy Butter Oak Farm Original Variety!
Released first by our Fedco friends in 2005. We’ve been working toward this blend of ‘Flashy Troutback’ and ‘Emerald Oak’ ever since I laid eyes on the ingredients, circa 1999. This is the first of several variations on the “speckled oakleaf” theme that a... pricing and more info...
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Flashy Lightning Butter-Oak Farm Original Variety!
Stand Back!! This stuff is hot and in a hurry. A quick heading butter with compact dark green oak leaves, flashy-splashed with dark red, that becomes a beautiful pink in the big blanched heart. First flashes into a unique mini-head, then folds into a dens... pricing and more info...
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 Kweik (Lettuce)  Kweik 
A quick-heading lime-green butter type lettuce, very well suited to cold season crops or unheated winter greenhouse culture. Large, very resistant to downy mildew, tip-burn, and Sclerotinia stem rot. Abundant Life Seed Foundation passed this gem t... pricing and more info...
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 Mescher (Lettuce)  Mescher 
An heirloom of distinction, dated to the 1700’s in Austria. A fast-hearting spring type, green with red-tinged leaves, and small very dense heads with perfect butter flavor.. Sent to us last year as remnant seed from a Canadian prairie seed saver. pricing and more info...
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 Optima (Lettuce)  Optima 
The darkest green butterhead on our list, big framed and thick leaved. Very resistant to downy mildew, bottom rot, and tip-burn in our ‘04 disease trials. Another choice from Joelene’s 16 years of lettuce experience at Gathering Together Farm. pricing and more info...
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 Pirat (Lettuce)  Pirat 
A great heirloom butterhead standard, red tinged and well-folded leaves form a heavy, blanched head. Tighter than ‘Marvel of Four Seasons’ and more of a brick red. This was the best butterhead in our trials for resistance to downy mildew, Sclerotinia, bac... pricing and more info...
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 Really Red Deer Tongue (Lettuce)  Really Red Deer Tongue Farm Original Variety!
If the traditional ‘Red Deer Tongue’ leaves you wanting more red, try this first release in a series that combines the heirloom ‘Green Deer Tongue’ with our ‘Hyper Red Rumple Waved’. Leaves are long, pointed, and dark red all over, with a contrasting whit... pricing and more info...
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 Red-Earred Butterheart (Lettuce)  Red-Earred Butterheart Farm Original Variety!
Sounds like an embarrassed suitor in springtime, but here’s a new selection from the RRDT tribe, with dark red pointed leaves that are shorter, broader, and way more buttery and folded than ‘Really Red Deer Tongue.’ Limited Supply. pricing and more info...
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 Speckled Amish Butterhead (Lettuce)  Speckled Amish Butterhead 
An old heirloom with a most unique pigment pattern: bright red speckles on a lime green buttery leaf. Heads are dense and buttery, with pink patterned hearts that look like variegated radicchio. pricing and more info...
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 Yugoslavian Red (Lettuce)  Yugoslavian Red 
A brick-red blushed butterhead heirloom from the Abundant Life Seed collection. Inner leaves blanch to creamy yellow-white hearts with red flecking. Brought to the US by immigrants in 1987. pricing and more info...
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