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Lettuce Seed 'Hendersons Black Seeded Simpson'

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Lactuca sativa 'Hendersons Black Seeded Simpson'

  • Over 150 years old!
  • Gorgeously sweet flavour and a satisfying crisp texture.
  • An extremely hardy variety that can be grown almost any time of year.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 100 seeds.

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This variety is more than150 years old and its American parentage goes back to the 1700s.

Can be sown and grown at any time! This black seeded variety is extremely winter hardy even taking frost and snow down to 23°F (-5°C) - yet flavour is not lost.

Has performed well in poor soil, grow bags and even in the shade!

  • For Early Crops
  • Sow under protection in seed trays January to March and lightly cover seed.
  • Prick out (transplant) into modules or small pots when large enough to handle and grow on under protection.
  • Plant outside after fear of frost, setting out 14" (35 cm) apart in rows 18" (45 cm).
  • For Main Season Crops
  • Sow thinly in ½" (1 cm) deep drills 18" (45 cm) apart.
  • Thin out to one plant per 14" (35 cm) when large enough to handle (eat the thinnings of course!).
  • For Later Crops
  • Sow October and transplant to protected growing - cloches, greenhouse or similar - for harvesting in early spring.
  • Top Tips
    Sow every 2 - 3 weeks to ensure a succession of lettuces throughout the Summer and early Autumn.
    Sowings between September and March are best done under protection.
    Through the late autumn and over the winter plants can still be grown outside, though they will mature quicker if grown under protection.
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