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Simpson Elite Leaf Lettuce

Simpson Elite Leaf Lettuce

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Simpson Elite
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58 days — 'Simpson Elite' was developed, a little over 100 years after the introduction of one of its popular parents, 'Black Seeded Simpson'. All of the positive traits were maintained, for example, its frilly, bright yellow green leaves, but modern market traits were added into this newer variety. These include an increase in uniformity and a greater resistance to bolting, making it more attractive to both market growers and home gardeners.

'Simpson Elite' was bred by Dr. William Waycott of Petoseed Company by stabilizing a cross between 'Black Seeded Simpson' and 'Slobolt' for nine generations from 1982 until 1994.[1,2] Each packet contains one gram.
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Informational References:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Lettuce (M-Z): Lists 1-27 Combined," Edited by Edward J. Ryder, James D. McCreight and Beiquan Mou, U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California.
  2. "Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate," Petoseed Company, Arroyo Grande, California, 4 Oct 1994.
  3. USDA GRIN Accession Number is PI 584330.
  4. USDA PVP Number is 9500008 (PVP is expired).