Butterhead (Red Cross)

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Red Cross

Type: Butterhead

The large, fancy, bright-red heads make a stunning presentation. This lettuce is really decorative but also beautiful to eat alone or in a salad mix.

Days in the Nursery
12-14 days

Harvest Cycle
3 weeks to full harvest

Yield per Shelf
2-4 lbs/Harvest Cycle

Flavor Characteristics
Buttery and slightly sweet

Thinning technique

After you've transplanted your seedlings to the growing shelf. Each pod should be thinned to 1 seedling. To do this pull out the excess seedlings using a pair of tweezers or your fingers gently.

Harvesting technique

Harvest the entire plant by cutting just 2 inches above the base of the stem. If harvesting for baby leaf, harvest the entire plant, but leave ⅓ of the plant’s height for regrowth.