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Black-Seeded Simpson Leaf Lettuce

Early, Curly, Delicately Flavored
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  • 14633
  • pack of 1,000 seeds
  • $3.99
  • 14634
  • 1/2 oz. pack of seed
  • $4.99
  • 16674
  • 15' seed tape
  • $6.99

Black-Seeded Simpson Leaf Lettuce

Favorite leaf lettuce for generations of gardeners. Bright green leaves, tender and sweet at all stages. 48 DAYS.

Seed Counts: 1/2 oz. of lettuce seeds contains about 12,000 seeds and sows a 200-ft. row.
Product Details
  • FormAnnual.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height6 - 7 inches.
  • Spread4 - 5 inches.
  • Spacing4 - 6 inches between plants, 12 - 18 inches between rows.
  • Zones3 - 9 (annual).
  • FoliageLight green fofliage.
  • FruitLoose Leaf. Large, light green Leaves are upright, crisp, tender and sweet.
  • Germination7 - 10 days.
  • Soil RequirementsRich, moist, well-drained soil. pH 6.0 - 6.8.
  • Growth RateMedium to fast growth rate.
  • Seed CountApproximately 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.
  • CommentsLeaves are broad, crumpled, and frilled. Well able to tolerate Summer heat and drought. An exceptionally good keeper. Large, upright plants. Loose leaf type. Very early and adaptable. Withstands some frost. Slow bolting. Inner leaves blanch almost white. Very popular long favored variety, fixture in North American gardens for over a hundred years.
  • Yield50 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Botanical NameLactuca sativa 'Black-seeded Simpson'; Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
  • DepthAt soil surface. making sure the seed is not covered (needs light to germinate). Keep soil moist.
  • Days To Maturity48 days.

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