100+ Black Seeded Simpson Seeds- - Lactuta Sativa- Organic (Non GMO)Extremely Delicious!--Heirloom Variety---A094

100+ Black Seeded Simpson Seeds- - Lactuta Sativa- Organic (Non GMO)Extremely Delicious!--Heirloom Variety---A094

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100+ Black Seeded Simpson Seeds- - Lactuta Sativa- Organic (Non GMO)-Heirloom Variety-A094


Black-Seeded Simpson lettuce is a popular ruffled leaf lettuce with tender leaves that have outstanding flavor. Lettuce is a good source of vitamin A and potassium, as well as a minor source for several other vitamins and nutrients. Black Seeded Simpson is the most popular loose-leaf lettuce for home gardens everywhere! Its frilled and crumpled leaves are attractive, crisp, and appetizing. Add this cool weather crop to your garden for vigorous lettuce growth. Hugely popular for over 150 years, it's one of the most tender and delicately flavored leaf lettuces ever bred. The ruffled leaves are large with an appealing green color.

Simpson is well adapted to a wide range of climates and is still the best for early spring sowing. When to Plant Lettuce germinates and grows well in the cool weather of the spring and fall. Lettuce can be planted directly into garden once danger of frost has passed and also sown in late summer for a fall crop.

Lettuce can also be started indoors in early spring and transplanted into the garden once leaves are 2.5-5 cm (1-2”) tall. Location/Soil Lettuce can be grown in most locations but does best in rich, well drained soil.

Planting & Growing Information Sow seeds 13 mm (1/2″) deep and 2.5 cm (1″) apart. Rows should be spaced 45 cm (18″) apart. Seedlings can be thinned out to approximately 20 cm (8”) apart. A row can be as simple as single row or can be in a band up to 30 cm (12”) wide. The wide row option allows for an easier scattering of seeds at time of planting and is a nice way to mix several varieties together when planting for a colorful tasty mixture. Seeds germinate in approximately 7-10 days. Days to Maturity From date directly sown in garden.

Transplanted lettuce plants will be ready one to two weeks earlier depending on conditions. Other Information In hot weather lettuce can go to seed quickly (bolt). It’s easy to tell when a plant has bolted, because it will send out long shoots topped by flowers that will eventually contain seeds. Successive planting will provide a continual lettuce harvest. Young leaves are wonderful and tasty salad greens. Adequate moisture is essential for the production of crisp and tender leaves. A steady supply of moisture is critical in head lettuce when heads are forming. Leaf lettuce is an excellent addition to containers – it looks and tastes great. Just trim back when ready for some lettuce and let grow up again. Harvesting & Storage Harvest in the morning when leaves are crisp and full of moisture. Leaf lettuce can be cut off at ground level, allow it to grow again for a second crop. Lettuce stored in the refrigerator will stay crisp for 2-3 days.

Quick Info: Days to Harvest: 60 to 75 days Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 10 days Seed Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2") Row Spacing: 45 cm (18") Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6") Best Container Size: 12"+