Black Seeded Simpson

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An early garden favorite — ready in just 60 days — that has stood the test of time. Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) was first introduced in the late 1880s and is cherished for it’s sweet and tender, bright green leaves. This heirloom is very popular with our local customers. Here are our best tips for Growing Lettuce, too!

Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.

Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants require partial shade in warm climates, rich, well-drained soil and regular water. Sow directly into prepared beds 2-4 weeks before the last expected frost. Try broadcasting over a wide row and gently rake or tamp to a depth of 1/8 inch deep — barely cover!

To harvest, pinch or cut leaves just above the soil surface and allow to grow back. Continue harvesting over several months, or until plants begin to lose flavor. Once plants bolt (flower), the harvestable leaves will become bitter.