Tom Thumb Butterhead Lettuce


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Tom Thumb Butterhead Lettuce is a cute heirloom variety of bibb lettuce dating back to the 1850s! Forms little heads with loose crisp buttery leaves at 5-6 inches in diameter. Excellent for personal salads and for maturing fast and early in the summer. Good for container gardening and small gardens. Delicious in salads, sandwiches, wraps, spring rolls, sides or as a base for fruit and cheese trays.

Species Lettuce, Tom Thumb (Lactuca sativa)
Plant Size 4 inches tall

Days to Germinate

5-10 days

Days to Harvest


Germination Rate


Test Date



Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

Broadcast thinly in fertile, well-draining soil when soil temperature reaches 35F in a mostly sunny location. Keep soil moist and fertilize as needed. Ready to harvest when leaves are tender or when full head forms after 55 days.

Within-Row Spacing Thin to 4-6 inches
Between-Row Spacing 12-24 inches

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Potassium 70 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.5 g 2%
Sugar 0.3 g
Protein 0.5 g 1%
Vitamin A 53% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 1%