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Lettuce Seeds - Black Seeded Simpson HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Leaf type lettuce
  • 40-50 Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

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"Black Seeded Simpson" Lettuce Seeds - Heirloom Lettuces

An old time favorite, the Heirloom Black-Seeded Simpson is considered by many to be the #1 leaf lettuce variety. This variety is among the easiest of the leaf lettuce cultivars to grow, and it produces strong yields from seed. In addition to its delicious and complex taste, it is also a steady grower even in warmer climates.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Lettuce Seeds - Black Seeded Simpson
    Botanical Name:Lactuca sativa
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Leafstalk Vegetable
    Features:Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing, Container Garden, Good for Microgreens
    Fruit Size:6-7" head
    Days to Maturity:30-60 Days
    Plant Spacing:4-16" inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to plant:

    • Lettuces are a cool season crop and planting in the heat of summer should be avoided, but many varieties mature quickly and often more than one crop can be harvested in spring and late summer.

    How to plant:

    • Start lettuce seeds indoors or out, by sprinkling seeds in rows or in containers, and covering with a layer of soil.
    • If starting indoors, cover containers with a plastic bag to create a greenhouse effect and keep warm.
    • Sprouts should appear within a week to 10 days.
    • Once sprouted, remove the plastic and provide plenty of light.
    • Once seedlings have a few sets of true leaves, transplant to individual containers.
    • Harden off seedlings about a week before transplanting out of doors.
    • In outdoor beds, either thin or place transplants to desired spacing. We recommend approximately 4 inches apart for leaf lettuce varieties, 8 inches apart for loose-head types, and 16 inches for firm-head types.

    When to harvest:

    • Harvest your lettuce when it is full size but not quite mature.
    • You can remove the outer leaves to harvest and leave the inner leaves to grow.
    • You can pull up the entire plant or cut it off if it is a Butterhead and Romaine variety, or you can pick it when the center is firm if it is a Crisphead variety.

    *The crisper the lettuce head, the less heat tolerant they will be. Lettuces can tolerate cold, but care should be taken to protect them from wind. Lettuce and other leafy greens have high water transpiration rates and should be kept consistently moist and in well drained soil. If leaves begin to wilt, plants need more water. Hand weed as necessary, but take care of shallow roots.

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This lettuce is very tasty! I have harvested many, many times.

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