Leek 'Large American Flag' Seeds

Mild, sweet, onion-like flavor.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

Leeks are an onion relative with compact stems that thicken, but do not form bulbs like onions. The 7-9” stems blanch snowy white and are topped with blue-green leaves. They can be eaten fresh, grilled, sauteed, and added to soups and stews. They have a mild, sweet onion flavor that is highly prized for gourmet cooking.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Allium porrum
Life Cycle Biennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 130-140
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 200