LEEK - LARGE AMERICAN (BLUE) FLAG LEEK - organic seeds
Allium porrumA fantastic and reliable early season leek variety producing leeks of superior quality and mild flavour with blue-green foliage borne on 10” long white shanks. (Often referred to as a “Blue Flag Leek”) Harvest in around 130 days. Will stand well until at least mid winter.
Days To Germination: 14 to 18 days
Optimum Soil Temp. For Germination: 60 to 80F
Days To Harvest: 130 days
Planting Depth: 1/2inch
Spacing, Row: 24 inches
Spacing, Plant: 8 inches
Light: Sunny Location
Leek is extremely hardy, forgiving and can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked.
Sow sparingly directly in drills in early-mid spring, the aim to produce pencil thick plants of around 8” tall for transplant to their final position.
Can be planted in trays under cover and transplanted for an earlier crop.
When pencil size (around Jun/Jul) lift carefully and remove the top third of the foliage and 1/3 of the roots.
Transplant in pre-made holes of 4-6 inches deep, 8 inches between plants in a sunny position with rotted organic matter incorporated. If space is limited this can be reduced, provided you pull alternative plants when young to make space for the remainder to grow.
When transplanting carefully poor water into the hole to wash soil around the roots, then leave and earth up as they grow to blanche the stems. (Do not get soil between the leaves).
Harvest alternate plants when large enough for use.
Packet 20 seeds