White Boston

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White Boston
Type butterhead
Leaf color green
Variety type commercial heirloom, commercial, historic, open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). White Boston. 2014-06-08.


Medium-firm round butterhead lettuce 12" in diameter, light green in color. Delicious buttery yellow hearts.

Seed source:

Heirloom Seeds 11

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Very old heirloom variety, over 100 year old.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2009 Yearbook by Jim and Kathryn Tjepkema of Clarks Grove, Minnesota (MN TJ J), seeds from M. Schulyz of Monroe, Washington (WA SC M).
  • This is a quote from the 1947 Schell's Seed Company catalog about White Boston lettuce:
"Very uniform, solid heads. Color light green, with beautiful buttery yellow center, deliciously tender and tasty. Schell's White Boston is an early lettuce, easy to grow. We urge all of you who specialize in growing fancy quality head lettuce, whether an acre or fity acres, get acquainted with our strain of White Boston. It will prove a money-maker for you. For the home garden it is very desirable quality head lettuce. We sell many thousands of pounds of it."

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