Growing Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Lactuca sativa
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- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Outdoors
- Days to Maturity: 40-49 days
- Hardiness Zone: All
- Planting Depth: 1/8"
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Row Spacing: 12"
- Growth Habit: Mound
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Diseases/pests/problems: Susceptible to aphids, earwigs, cutworms, and white mold. Resistant to mosaic virus. Lettuce that is crowded while growing will have a bitter taste
- Flavor:Mildly sweet
Start by sowing the non-GMO seeds 1/8 inch in soil, twelve inches apart, in rows twelve inches apart. Make sure to allow enough space between seeds for the lettuce to grow, as overcrowding can cause the lettuce to have a bitter taste. Firm the soil lightly. While growing, keep the soil well watered. Harvest between 40 and 49 days after planting.
Non-GMO Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a type of leaf lettuce. It’s one of the fastest growing types of leaf lettuce. You can harvest Black Seeded Simpson as early as 45 days after planting. It has a light sweet flavor and a delicate texture. Black Seeded Simpson is an annual that grows in zones 3-9. It is a cool weather crop, but it needs full sun to really thrive. In warmer areas, Black Seeded Simpson can be planted in the fall for a late harvest. When grown during the summer it needs to be protected from extreme heat. Black Seeded Simpson is great for salads, sandwiches, as a garnish, in smoothies, and other recipes.