Lettuce - Lettuce – Black Seeded Simpson, ORGANIC

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


Lactuca sativa

HEIRLOOM An old dependable friend for many growers. Deeply savoyed, light green leaves arrive very early and tolerate a range of growing conditions. Slow to bolt.
Before modern lettuce ended up in salad bowls everywhere, it had a place as an aphrodisiac in pre-dynastic Egyptian ceremonies, cooked with eggs on the Roman dinner table, and in medieval herbals as a sedative and digestive. Now, it comes in a beautiful variety of forms, colors, and textures from smooth lime green leaves to red headings, to multicolored, smooth or crinkled leaves, with flavors ranging from a bracing bitterness to a soft buttery taste. While all lettuces can be harvested for loose leaf salad mix, romaine and butterhead varieties create folded heads for single head harvest. Nutrients: vitamins K (high), A and folate.
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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
25000 4 gr 80 heads 40
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
All 40-80°F Full/Part Lightly Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/8″ 1/2″ 480
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6-10″ 3-15 Annual 2-4 years

Bed Preparation

Lettuce is a very easy-to-grow lightly frost-tolerant annual that grows best in full sun, but will tolerate part shade. Pick a spot that receives at least 5 hours of sun a day. Lettuce greens grow most successfully in well-drained soil that is both rich in nutrients and moist.


Most lettuce germinates poorly in hot weather and bolts quickly, so be sure to plant in early spring, late summer or early fall. Succession plantings every two to three weeks are recommended for a continual harvest through the fall. Plant Seeds: 1/8"deep with 1/2" between seeds and 12" between rows. Plant several seeds in each hole. Thoroughly water seeds after planting. Continually water lettuce daily to keep soil moist. As seedlings emerge, thin them 6-10” apart for mature heads or do not thin for baby leaves. Seeds will sprout in 3-15 days.


Baby lettuce leaves are ready to harvest in about 24 days. Days to maturity for heads will vary depending on the variety. Harvest above growth point for cut-and-come-again production or cut lettuce at soil line with a knife for single harvest.

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Weight N/A

1/2 grams – Packet, 1/8 oz, 1/4 oz, 0.38 oz, 1/2 oz

5 reviews for Lettuce – Black Seeded Simpson, ORGANIC

  1. 5 out of 5


    I’ve always enjoyed growing this variety. It’s crunchy and delicious and has always grown well in my Asheville NC garden. In fact it self seeds and comes back all on its own. Pretty slow to bolt and pretty cold tolerant. Great variety.

  2. 5 out of 5


    This lettuce always seems to thrive in my Pacific Northwest weather. I don’t think its the most beautiful lettuce out there, but its reliable and tastes good. Its not bitter or tough.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very dependable and long-lasting.

  4. 5 out of 5


    This has always been a great lettuce for me, I’ve grown it in my garden in GA and in AL. It’s actually doing well both in the garden and planted in large Planters on my deck after a move! Easy and reliable, great tasting, keeps growing throughout the season! Highly recommend this lettuce

  5. 5 out of 5


    My favorite lettuce to grow. Very dependable and has a superb taste.

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