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Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce

Organic Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seeds

Ruffled, lime-green looseleaf lettuce

Lactuca sativa
Ultra-soft leaves melt in your mouth. New York heirloom.
Frilly green leaves stay crisp and tender after cutting. Fast-growing and adaptable, making it a favorite of home gardeners and market growers alike. Prefers cool weather.
Product ID# LE0209 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 45 days
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 10 inches
Width at Maturity 10 inches
Detailed Product Info

One of the earliest maturing loose leaf lettuces. Frilly light green leaves stay crisp and tender after cutting. In 1881 Thomas Meehan published these words about Black Seeded Simpson in The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23: W. C, Belvidere, N. J., writes: - "I have sent you today, by express, a head of lettuce - Black seeded Simpson. Will you kindly express your opinion in your valuable Gardener's Monthly; that is if you think it's worth it? I think it the most valuable I ever grew. It possesses the good quality of standing so long before running to seed. I set these lettuce out between cauliflowers and peas. The sight was very striking before any were cut." The one plant filled a large nail keg, and was very crisp and free from bitterness. - Ed. G. M. Still a favorite of home gardeners and market growers after all these years.

Growing Instructions

Sow indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning about 4 weeks before last frost. Harvest late spring and summer sowings promptly to beat bolting. Continue sowing until about 2 weeks before first fall frost. Lettuce likes steady (but not excessive) moisture and can become prematurely bitter during dry spells; keep irrigated for best-tasting leaves.

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