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Lettuce 'Black Seeded Simpson'

My favourite large, crunchy and tasty hearting lettuce that has done exceptionally well in our trials.
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500 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
sativa
Common name
Lettuce
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
500 seeds
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Direct sow in small batches every 4-6 weeks, March-early September. Can also sow in modules under cover February-September, but avoid the hottest weeks. In warm weather, water the drill before sowing and sow in the evening.

Description

My favourite large, crunchy and tasty hearting lettuce that has done exceptionally well in our trials. You can grow this and harvest as baby leaf, or leave it to make huge and crunchy hearts. It is reliably hardy with us, surviving even outside in the winter.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Lettuces need plenty of water, but not too much sun. Hot weather increases the likelihood of them going to seed.