A beautiful, delicious lettuce variety that everyone should grow. The name “Bibb” comes from John Bibb who developed this variety in Kentucky from Boston lettuce in the 1850s. Butter lettuce, as its name suggests, is so tender that it melts in the mouth like butter, particularly the heart, when the lettuce is picked. It forms a loose head of large leaves resembling an open rose. Boston Butterhead can be eaten as baby lettuce after 24 days and full heads in 60 days.