Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
America’s favorite loose-leaf lettuce! Released in 1875 by the Henderson Seed Company, this heirloom is beloved for its sweet, delicate flavor and attractively frilled, light green leaves. Among the easiest varieties to cultivate — and quick to harvest too.
- 250 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 50-55
- Direct sow 1/8-1/4" deep in full sun/partial shade as soon as soil can be worked.
- Plant seeds 1" apart; rows 12" apart; thin seeds to 8-10" apart.
- Sow every 2-3 weeks for ongoing harvest.