Heirloom Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seeds
Abundant, crinkly, light green leaves with a crisp texture make this one of the most popular loose-leaf varieties. The mild, delicate flavor is best if timed to mautre during cool weather. Because it matures quickly, it can be grown later in the spring than most varieties. Non-genetically engineered.
Culture: Direct sow seed as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Repeat at two week intervals until late spring. Sow again in late summer and fall. Water regularly and fertilizer when 3" (7.5 cm) tall. Provide light shade for late spring and summer sowings.
Harvesting: Pick leaves anytime as needed, but before they yellow or reach the size of your hand; or cut entire plant.
Nutrition: Rich in fiber and potassium, with moderate amount of vitamin A.
Planting depth: 1/4" (6 mm.)
Seed spacing: 1" (2.5 cm.)
Spacing between rows: 18" (45 cm.)
Days to germination: 7-14
Spacing after thinning: 10"-12" (25-30 cm.)
Days to maturity: 40-65