Skip to product information
1 of 3
LOW INVENTORY

Item Number: SNV1000

Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seeds

Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seeds

Leafy Salad Star

The Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce, originating from the United States, is a widely acclaimed heirloom lettuce variety, scientifically known as Lactuca sativa. Revered for its tender, delicate leaves and rich flavor, it has been a favorite among gardeners and salad enthusiasts for generations.

This lettuce variety displays loose, frilly leaves with a bright green hue, providing an aesthetically pleasing addition to gardens. Its leaves, typically large and broad, offer a delightful contrast against darker greens or other vegetables, enhancing the visual appeal of salads and culinary presentations.

Regarding taste, Black Seeded Simpson lettuce boasts a mild, sweet flavor with a crisp texture. Its tender leaves are perfect for salads and sandwiches, offering a refreshing crunch and a delicate, slightly sweet taste. As it matures, the leaves retain their tenderness, making it an excellent choice for continuous harvesting throughout the growing season.

When planting Black Seeded Simpson lettuce from seed, specific growing conditions are paramount. Sow seeds directly into well-draining, fertile soil. Ensure adequate moisture during germination and growth. This lettuce variety thrives in cooler temperatures and partial shade, especially during warmer months, to prevent the leaves from turning bitter.

Consistent watering and proper spacing between plants facilitate healthy growth and leaf development. With its rapid growth rate, this lettuce is a versatile addition to home gardens, providing a continuous supply of tender greens for fresh salads and sandwiches throughout the growing season.

USDA Certified OrganicNew item
Quantity Discounts for Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seeds
Buy 10 for $4.74 each
Buy 25 for $4.49 each
$4.99
/pack
Next-day shipping available

Check Your Zone Compatibility:

Description

The Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce, originating from the United States, is a widely acclaimed heirloom lettuce variety, scientifically known as Lactuca sativa. Revered for its tender, delicate leaves and rich flavor, it has been a favorite among gardeners and salad enthusiasts for generations.

This lettuce variety displays loose, frilly leaves with a bright green hue, providing an aesthetically pleasing addition to gardens. Its leaves, typically large and broad, offer a delightful contrast against darker greens or other vegetables, enhancing the visual appeal of salads and culinary presentations.

Regarding taste, Black Seeded Simpson lettuce boasts a mild, sweet flavor with a crisp texture. Its tender leaves are perfect for salads and sandwiches, offering a refreshing crunch and a delicate, slightly sweet taste. As it matures, the leaves retain their tenderness, making it an excellent choice for continuous harvesting throughout the growing season.

When planting Black Seeded Simpson lettuce from seed, specific growing conditions are paramount. Sow seeds directly into well-draining, fertile soil. Ensure adequate moisture during germination and growth. This lettuce variety thrives in cooler temperatures and partial shade, especially during warmer months, to prevent the leaves from turning bitter.

Consistent watering and proper spacing between plants facilitate healthy growth and leaf development. With its rapid growth rate, this lettuce is a versatile addition to home gardens, providing a continuous supply of tender greens for fresh salads and sandwiches throughout the growing season.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heat Tolerant
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Succession Planting

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 9
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Hardy Annual
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Lettuce likes full sun except in hot summer climates where it prefers some shade, especially in the afternoon. Add plenty of compost to the soil to encourage rapid growth. Water evenly and moderately to prevent bitterness.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outside, or sow seed directly as soon as the soil is workable. Make successive plantings every 10-14 days for a continuous harvest. In mild climates, lettuce can be sown from spring through fall.

Harvesting & Storage: Begin harvesting outer leaves as soon as they are large enough and continue until a central stalk begins to form, which signals the end of the harvest period. You can also harvest the entire plant when it's mature but still young and crisp.

Useful Information

Guarantee

View full details

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
Carbon-neutral shipping with Shopify Planet
Carbon-neutral shipping on all orders
25,020kg
shipping emissions removed
That's like...
64,050
miles driven by an average gasoline-powered car
We fund innovations in...
Soil
Forest
Powered by Shopify Planet