Lettuce Early Black Simpson - Mr. Fothergill`s Seeds

Lettuce Early Black Simpson - Mr. Fothergill`s Seeds

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Lactuca sativa

  • Vitamin A, B, C, and K
  • Full Sun
  • Germination in 5-10 days
  • Harvest in 45 days
  • Extra early loose-leaf variety
  • Popular crisp leaved variety 
  • Quick to mature

Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce. Heirloom vegetable. Black Seeded Simpson is an old variety originating in 1875. It has been a favourite ever since! Extra large, wrinkled and crumpled bright green leaves are very appealing to both the eye and the palette. This lettuce is very well adapted to a wide range of growing conditions and it is one of the best to sow early and often!

Approx. 1000 seeds

Lettuce is a sun-loving cool weather crop that grows best in organic, well drained soil. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, then every two weeks thereafter to ensure a continuous supply. Sow about 3mm (1/8in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. An even supply of moisture during the entire growth period is imperative for success. Harvest leaf lettuce by either pulling the entire plant or by cutting leaves from the main stem at least 2.5cm (1in) above the base – this will allow the plant to sprout new leaves. Once lettuce bolts (starts to produce a rapidly growing flower stem) leaves become bitter.

Pick leaves regularly to encourage re-growth.

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