|'Henderson's Black-Seeded Simpson'|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Plant Spread:||up to 16 inches|
|Leaves:||Other: Grown for its large, loose, crumpled, light green edible leaves. Slightly ruffled and blistered. Very early lettuce, ASAP in Spring. NOT heat tolerant.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
Late summer or early fall
|Propagation: Seeds:||Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 40F to 75F. Fastest from 60F to 70F.
Days to germinate: 2-15
Depth to plant seed: 1/8 inch deep
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Lettuce almost never cross-pollinates. It has perfect flowers and usually self-pollinates before opening. 42 DTM. OP variety. Heirloom, at least 1850.
|Posted by jamyers59 (Smithwick, Texas - Zone 8b) on Jan 6, 2014 12:19 AM
What a beautiful Lettuce! Does anyone know how well it would do as a container plant on our apartment balcony here between Houston and Galveston? I know I could tempt the wife away from her old standard "Iceberg" from the "chain" grocer down the street if I could coax a few of these varieties to grow here.
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|lovesblooms||On March 4, 2018||Seeds sown
|NikkiGerena||On May 17, 2017||Plant emerged|
|NikkiGerena||On May 8, 2017||Seeds sown|