Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Certified Organic Seed
Ultra-soft leaves melt in your mouth. New York heirloom.
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.
|250 Seeds||$3.85||In Stock|
|750 Seeds||$6.70||In Stock|
|1/2 Ounce||$11.30||In Stock|
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.
|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|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|