Black Seeded Simpson was one of the first lettuce varieties to be deemed an 'heirloom' in the middle years of the 19th century. This looseleaf variety is also one of the fastest lettuces to maturity, completing its growth cycle within 45-60 days. Baby greens can be harvested in less than a month after germination in many growing environments. Black Seeded Simpson is also one of the more durable greens, and will show good resistance to heat, cold, infestation and other potential problems. The light-green leaves are especially juicy, and are suitable for salad and other dishes. Space plants 6" apart, with 12" between rows.
Gentilina, or gentile, salad is a variety of lettuce belonging to the compositae family.
It has wavy leaves, of an intense green or reddish color, particularly sweet and crunchy.
Gentilina salad is obviously suitable for those who follow a healthy diet, it has a very low calorie content (19 per 100 grams).
It is rich in vitamins A, C, D, E and K, fiber and mineral salts such as potassium, iron and phosphorus and is a source of folic acid.
It also has a refreshing and digestive, laxative, analgesic and sedative action.