Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Allium ampeloprasum
Days to Maturity: 105
Originated around 1870. Also called "Giant Musselburh" or "Scotch Flag". Leeks date back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians. Their popularity has grown through many cultures since then.
Leeks create a tasty pearl-white bulb with huge green leaves. They have a delicate onion flavor that makes them a favorite in soups, stews and salads. Perfect for the home gardener and market grower. Mild, sweet, onion-like flavor. Very hardy, will overwinter in milder climates. The 7 to 9 inch stems blanch snowy white and are topped with blue-green leaves resemble giant scallions.
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CULTURE: Leeks are a cool-season biennial grown as an annual. They are well worth the effort because they are frost hardy and can supply the gardener with fresh onions all winter and well into spring. They thrive in well composted, well worked, and well drained soil. Leeks can be started as transplants or direct sown in the garden if you have optimum soil conditions. Transplants will yield larger plants by autumn.
FOR TRANSPLANTS: Begin 8-10 weeks before your last frost. Sow up to 100 seeds in a sterile seedling mix in a 4-6 inch pot. Cover the seeds. Place in a warm location and keep moist. For stockier plants, keep the tops trimmed to 3 inches. Transplant into the garden after the threat of frost has passed, and when the soil can be worked to a depth of 8-10 inches. Dig a trench 5 inches deep and wide. Each row should be 12-18 inches apart. Work in 1/4-1/2 cup of our complete fertilizer per 5 row feet. Place seedlings in the bottom of the trench about 4-5 inches apart. Leeks do best when planted close enough to touch each other as they grow. Blanch to increase the length of white stem by gradually filling in the trench as the leeks grow.
DIRECT SEEDING: After your last frost, direct sow seeds in rows 12-18 inches apart. Cover with vermiculite or sifted compost. Thin plants.
HARVEST: Dig anytime the leeks are 1/2 inch in diameter or larger. Can be used raw or cooked. Store at 33°F and 65% relative humidity.
INSECTS/PESTS: Seldom a problem.
DISEASE: Very resistant.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 1 year. Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.
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Oak Ridge, NJ,
United States (Zone 6)
Established in 2012
1.00 acres in production