Butterhead lettuce is a type of lettuce with tender buttery leaves that form a tight head. At Adaptive Seeds we carry many Certified Organic varieties ranging from light-green to dark-red.

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    Adaptive Seeds Butterheads Up Mix (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. 55 days. For those of you who would rather grow head lettuce than baby salad mix, this mix is for you. Includes nothing but butterhead varieties. Colors range from light green to dark red. All will make good, dense heads suitable for salads, sandwiches, or use as lettuce wraps. Can also be cultivated…

  • Adaptive Seeds Summer Lettuce Mix (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. 28 days. Features varieties that have performed well in our hot weather lettuce trials. Includes crisphead, romaine, oak leaf, and butterhead varieties, making this mix work well for head lettuce or cut-and-come-again salad mix production. We recommend this mix for summer sowings in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Organic Baja Lettuce seedOrganic Baja Lettuce seed

    Lettuce, Baja (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Butterhead. 55 days. Small, dark green butterhead lettuce that is good for summer production because it is more heat resistant than most. A lot like the larger framed market farm standard, Optima, with nice thick leaves that hold up well in the market booth. Baja lettuce is a darker green color and…

  • Lettuce, Bríwerí (Organic)

    Lettuce, Bríwerí (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Butterhead. 50 days. Light-green butterhead, bred for greenhouse and cold frame forcing in winter and spring. Quick to size up in cold conditions, we have planted it outdoors under row cover in spring and in fall with great results. Excellent variety sourced from the German biodynamic seed company, Bingenheimer Saatgut. They recommend…

  • Lettuce, Brune Percherone (Organic)

    Lettuce, Brune Percherone (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Blushed Butterhead. 60 days. An apple green butterhead tinged with a red-pink blush. Early, big, heavy heads grow well in difficult conditions and are heat resistant. An old variety known in Europe since around 1907. Most recently preserved from extinction by the seed saving groups Kokopelli in France, and Pro Specie Rara…

  • Lettuce, Cindy (Organic)

    Lettuce, Cindy (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Butterhead. 55 days. Large, light-green butterhead that produces high quality heads with a delicate buttery texture and sweet, nutty taste. Bred for spring or summer production with good bolt resistance. This excellent variety outperformed every other lettuce we planted in our fall trial of 20 varieties. European commercial variety dropped from the…

  • Focus Lettuce

    Lettuce, Focus (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Butterhead. 55 days. Focus is a solid green butterhead with slightly thicker than average leaves which deliciously do not melt in your mouth like so many other butterheads, but rather crunch slightly. Still pleasingly tender, just not overly so. Leaves are sweet and hold up well for market. More substantial leaves make it…

  • Lettuce, Hungarian Winter Pink (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Butterhead. 60 days. Winter hardy, light-red butterhead originating in Hungary. The 12” green heads are splashed with red-pink. Very tender and delicious. Quick to bolt in the heat but perfect for spring and fall rotations. When growing for market, we liked to plant a late rotation in September to produce dense, 6”…

  • Lettuce, Mikola (Organic)

    Lettuce, Mikola (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Butterhead. 50 days. A medium-sized, dark-red butterhead that stands out as one of our best varieties. Easy to grow and tolerant of summer heat – it was slow to bolt in our summer lettuce trial which included over 60 varieties. Great color, overall appearance and succulent texture. A reliable variety for gardens…

  • Lettuce, Northern Queen (Organic)

    Lettuce, Northern Queen (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Butterhead. 50 days. Beautiful, light-green butterhead that was popular in the 1950s in English gardens and farms. Quick to produce a medium-sized head. Cold and damp weather tolerant and resists bolting until the summer gets hot. Originally sold by Finney’s of Northumberland, England, before 1950. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by the…

  • Lettuce, Red Vogue

    Lettuce, Red Vogue (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Butterhead. 48 days. This showy lettuce is like having Madonna in your garden. An early red butterhead with great color and size. A former favorite of commercial growers and thanks to USDA GRIN, it was saved from extinction. We chose it in our trials because it’s just plain great for farmers and…

  • Lettuce, Sangria (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Butterhead. 55 days. A really great, medium-sized red butterhead variety. Once popular with market growers but disappeared after the PVP expired. Smooth leaves are red tipped with green interiors. Bred for resistance to lettuce mosaic virus, sclerotinia and downy mildew, Sangria is also heat tolerant, resists tip-burn and holds longer in the…