Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson – Item #485


A home garden favorite since 1850. Quickly produces large, loose-leaved heads with light green, crisp leaves. Best grown as a spring or fall/winter variety to avoid bolting.

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Additional information

Weight 5 g
Dimensions 0.25 × 4 × 4.875 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: barely cover

Plant Space: 12″ (30cm)

Row Space: 15″ (38cm)

Sprouts In: 7-14 days

Lettuce prefers cool weather. Select a location with full sun, or partial shade in hot areas. Sow in early spring or fall, or in winter in mild climates. Keep soil evenly moist for best growth. Thin regularly. Lettuce does not like to be crowded.

Harvest by cutting no more than 1/3 of a single plant’s leaves at one time at soil level for continuous regrowth.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Matures In: 45 days