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Organic Leek Seeds, King Richard

Allium porrum
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An early producing variety that produces 30 cm (12") long, thick, sweet white stems that have a mild, but rich onion flavor.  Enjoy fresh, grilled, or sauteed, and can be added to soups and stews.  Harvest leeks when tops are 38-45 cm (15-18") tall, and shanks are at least 2.5 (1") in diameter.

  • SKU: 143194
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Best In:
Full sun
Days to germination
Days to
10 to 14 days
Days to maturity
Days to
75 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Allium porrum
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual (replant every year)
  • Seed Type: Open pollinated
  • Color: Green
  • Product Weight: 0.700 grams
  • Preparation Ideas: Cut off dark green ends down to the light green and trim off root ends. Cut remainder lengthwise and separate fanning the layers. Carefully wash layers to remove garden dirt and slice to add to soups and stocks.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Plant outdoors in a trench 15 cm (6") deep and 15 cm (6") across. Gradually fill trench as plants grow, surrounding the stems with soil.
  • Water Need: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week.
  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Seed Spacing: 5 cm (2")
  • Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6")
  • Row Spacing: 45 cm (18")
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Leeks are very heavy feeders, so fertilize well with rotted manure.

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