Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce is a loose-leaf lettuce variety that is quick to mature producing bright green, frilly leaves that are sweet and tender. Plant the seed in the cool seasons for the sweetest flavor. This variety is slow to bolt, and because it matures quickly it can be grown later in the spring than most lettuces.
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce does well with beets, bush beans, pole beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, onion, radish and strawberries in your garden or containers. You can also plant your lettuce at the base of young sunflowers for a little shade.
Germ: 7-14 days
Maturity: 40-50 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 1 gram
Approximate Seed Count: 790 Seeds/Packet
Plant: Romaine lettuce will grow best when sown indoors in the early spring and transplanted to the garden in the mid-spring. Sow seed again in the late summer for a fall crop. If directly sowing into outdoor soil, cover the seed with 1/4″ (6mm) of soil.
Care: Water plants regularly and fertilize when the are 3 ” (7.5 cm) tall. Provide light shade if planting in the summer.
Harvest: Pick the outer leaves as needed, or cut the entire head when it is compact and moderately firm.
Health: Lettuce is rich in fiber and a good source of potassium, Vitamin a, K and folic acid.