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Black-Seeded Simpson Leaf Lettuce
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Black-Seeded Simpson Leaf Lettuce

Early, Curly, Delicately Flavored

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.
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  • 14633
  • pack of 1,000 seeds
  • $3.99
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  • 1/2 oz. pack of seed
  • $4.99
  • 16674
  • 15' seed tape
  • $6.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa 'Black-seeded Simpson'; Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
  • Height: 6 - 7 inches.
  • Spacing: 4 - 6 inches between plants, 12 - 18 inches between rows.
  • Depth: At soil surface. making sure the seed is not covered (needs light to germinate). Keep soil moist.
  • Spread: 4 - 5 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Yield: 50 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Light green fofliage.
  • Fruit: Loose Leaf. Large, light green Leaves are upright, crisp, tender and sweet.
  • Days To Maturity: 48 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 (annual).
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days.
  • Form: Annual.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well-drained soil. pH 6.0 - 6.8.
  • Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
  • 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.
  • Comments: Leaves 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.

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