Lettuce Leaf Black Seeded Simpson Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Leaf Black Seeded Simpson Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #3025

40 days. After more than 150 years, Black Seeded Simpson remains one of the most tender and delicately flavored leaf lettuces ever bred. Full sized, frilly leaves can be picked in just over a month, and baby greens can be harvested in three weeks! Withstands hot, dry conditions and light frosts better than other varieties.

This packet sows eight 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing:
6"

Thinning:
When 1/2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperatures are 60°–70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm (above 80°F) to germinate lettuce seed. In summer’s heat, plant in the afternoon shade of other crops.

Harvesting: Individual leaves can be harvested any time as desired. The whole plant can be sheared to 2" above ground level when plant is up to 10" in diameter; more leaves will be produced.

Artist: Donna Clement



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