It is similar to bibb types but with thick, juicy green leaves and a small tight head. You'll appreciate Buttercrunch maintaining its sweetness during summers' heat without turning bitter.
|Black Seeded Simpson|
is an old favorite, both because of its flavor and because of its earliness.
Mix with lettuces and other greens; drizzle with dressing or vinaigrette. Steam, wilt, lightly stir fry or sauté and serve as an accompaniment to chicken, fish, or other proteins or as a cooked, chilled salad. Toss in soups for flavor and texture or use as a bed or garnish. Substitute for basil in pesto. Use quickly after harvesting.