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Black-Seeded Simpson Lettuce

A tender and sweet heirloom lettuce

Black-Seeded Simpson Lettuce

A tender and sweet heirloom lettuce

  • Tender and sweet at all stages
  • Withstands heat and drought
  • Slow to bolt
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Product Description

Black-Seeded Simpson features bright green leaves that are tender and sweet at all stages. It's been a favorite leaf lettuce for generations of gardeners not just for that superior flavor, but because it also withstands heat, drought, and is slow to bolt--meaning it won't prematurely create flowering stems. Try planting Simpson with our easy-to-use seed tape. Lettuce seeds are encased in biodegradable paper that protects the seeds during germination and dissolves in the course of watering. Simply cut the tape to the desired length, place in the garden or in one of our Grow Tub® containers and water as usual. This way, there's no worries about over- or under-seeding! 48 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa 'Black-seeded Simpson'; Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 6 - 7 inches.
  • Spacing: 4 - 6 inches between plants, 12 - 18 inches between rows.
  • Zone: 3 - 9.
  • Spread: 4 - 5 inches.
  • Foliage: Light green fofliage.
  • Depth: At soil surface. making sure the seed is not covered (needs light to germinate). Keep soil moist.
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 48 days.
  • Yield: 50 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Fruit: Loose Leaf. Large, light green Leaves are upright, crisp, tender and sweet.
  • Soil Preference: Rich, moist, well-drained soil. pH 6.0 - 6.8.
  • Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
  • Form: Annual.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 1,000 seeds per packet., 1/2 oz. is approximately 12,000 seeds, 2 oz. is approxixmately 48,000 seeds. The seed tape is 15 feet long and has approximately 360 seeds.
  • Size: Medium.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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