Simpson Elite is a popular variety of Lettuce, which belongs to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa 'Simpson Elite').
PVP#9500008 issued to Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
Date filed: 10/11/1994, Certificate Issued 09/30/1999
Years protected: 18
, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Simpson Elite normally reaches to a mature height of 7.8 inches
As Simpson Elite Lettuce is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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How to grow Simpson Elite
Enjoys a partial sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Simpson Elite is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 6.2 and 6.8 as Lettuce is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.
Growing Simpson Elite from seed
Ensure a distance of 5.85 inches
(15.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.49 inches
(1.25 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 5°C / 41°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Simpson Elite about 60 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Simpson Elite
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Simpson Elite is a tender plant.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Simpson Elite about 45 days before your last frost date.
Harvesting Simpson Elite
This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.