Lettuce 'Black-Seeded Simpson' Seeds

Heirloom. Even after 150 years it's one of the most tender leaf lettuces.

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$2.50

Details

Hugely popular for over 150 years, it's one of the most tender and delicately flavored leaf lettuces ever bred. The ruffled leaves are large with an appealing green color. 'Simpson' is well adapted to a wide range of climates and is still the best for early spring sowing.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lactuca sativa
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 3 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Early Spring
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 40-50
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 200