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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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 Tom Thumb (Lettuce)  Tom Thumb 
One of the original mini lettuces, a true heirloom butterhead introduced to the US from England just after the Civil War. Medium green, very dense with creamy hearts, makes a perfect split-head salad. Fast maturing, can be densely spaced 5â??6â?? apart in early spring plantings for abundant first-to-market heads. Heat and bolt resistant if used as a summer lettuce. 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. A confirmed member of the Slow Food Ark of Taste. pricing and more info...
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 Really Red Deer Tongue (Lettuce)  Really Red Deer Tongue Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged 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 white midrib. Hard to classify by type. Begins as a unique dark red cutting type, then makes a butter-cos heart. Probably best as a sprin... pricing and more info...
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 Mescher (Lettuce)  Mescher 
An heirloom of distinction, dated to the 1700s in Austria. A fast-hearting spring type, green with red-tinged leaves, and small very dense heads with perfect butter flavor. Sent to us as remnant seed by Oregon farmer Renee Oberdorf in 2007. 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 to us for increase the spring before their fire. pricing and more info...
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 Garnet Butter Gem (Lettuce)  Garnet Butter Gem Farm Original Variety!
Our good customer, Hiroshi Takikawa, market farmer from Los Olivos, CA, sent us seed from a favorite lettuce cross many years ago. This is our first selection from his gift, a compact garnet red butter lettuce with gem appeal. pricing and more info...
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 Flashy Lightning Butter-Oak (Lettuce)  Flashy Lightning Butter-Oak Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged 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 dense butter-heart before bolting. A unique blast of lettuce traits. Teen-rated very low on bitterness. pricing and more info...
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 Flashy Butter Oak (Lettuce)  Flashy Butter Oak Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged 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 are in the works. This one combines flashy red splashes with emerald green oak leaves in a compact head. Texture is crisp and butter... 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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 Carmona (Lettuce)  Carmona 
Another grower favorite on the verge of commercial extinction when we used the last of GTF’s old seed to reinstate this beauty at the head of her class. Productive, disease resistant, and market quality. We’ve had big thanks from many growers. pricing and more info...
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 Blushed Butter Oak (Lettuce)  Blushed Butter Oak Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged 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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