Lettuce Leaf Black Seeded Simpson HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lettuce Leaf Black Seeded Simpson HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lactuca sativa

Item #7311


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. Successive sowings will produce lettuce spring through fall. That’s why we’ve filled this packet with a whopping 6 grams of seed, enough for a small, fresh greens farm!

This packet sows forty-eight 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
4 seeds
every 6”

Row Spacing:

When 1” tall,
thin to
1 every 6”

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and successive sowings thereafter every 3 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost. USDA zone 8 or warmer: also in fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: 6 weeks before average last frost and in summer when soil temperatures are too warm outside to germinate lettuce seed.

Artist: Donna Clement

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