Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
26 days for baby leaves – 48 days for maturity
An heirloom favorite for over 150 years. Light green, ruffled leaves paint an artistic brush stroke throughout the garden bed. Leaves are ternder and sweet at all stages of growth and will brighten any salad with a crisp tasty flavor. Bolt resistant and perfect for the home gardener as well as market sellers. Early producer. Heat, drought and frost tolerant. Slow to bolt.
Plant in succession for a longer harvest!
Plant about 60 seeds per foot
About 1000 will sow 16 feet or a 4x4 square foot bed
1. There are four lettuce type classifications: crisphead, romaine, loose and butterhead
2. Several harvests can be obtained from one plant until the central stem forms
3. Loose-leaf lettuces provide vitamins A and C, folate, and iron