Flashy Butter Gem

Crop: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Frank Morton Wild Garden Seed

OSSI Pledge Date: 11/18/2015

Release Date: 11/18/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


What we expected was a perfect, sweet Little Gem type lettuce with cool red speckles & more buttery texture. We got all of that & more! We waited a week after Little Gem size but they didn’t bolt, just got bigger & more colorful. Versatile & can be harvested as a mini-head or full size with no sacrifice on flavor or texture. A gourmet quality lettuce for salad mix & medium-sized heads to wow friends or market customers. Excellent planted spring, summer & fall. Not the hardiest in our 2010 winter trial but it lasted fairly well into the cold rainy season. Another excellent Frank Morton original, bred right here in Oregon.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners