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Black Seeded Simpson (Heirloom Variety)

  • Brand: General
  • Product Code: 169
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1.99

Pkt (≈ 500 seeds)

Abundant crinkly, light green leaves with a crisp texture make this one of the most popular loose-leaf lettuce varieties. The mild, delicate flavor is best if timed to mature during cool weather. Because it matures quickly, it can be grown later in the spring than most varieties.

  • Seed Depth: 1/4" (6mm)
  • Seed Spacing: 1/2" (12mm)
  • Row Spacing: 12" (30cm)
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Plant Spacing: 4-6" (10-15cm)
  • Days to Maturity: 45

Plant: Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Repeat at 2 week intervals until late spring. Sow again in late summer and fall.

Care: Water regularly and fertilize when 3" (7.5cm) tall. Provide light shade for late spring and summer sowings.

Harvest: Pick leaves anytime as needed, but before they yellow or reach size of your hand; or cut entire plant.

Your Health: Rich in fiber and potassium, with moderate amount of vitamin A.