Beautiful 19th century French heirloom,
blue-green leaves that turn violet in the cold.
Medium-sized, and the fastest maturity of all the overwintering types, with excellent flavor.
Very cold-hardy, very productive. Plant in spring for use the next winter long slow growth is what makes leeks very cold-hardy.
If you want to eat out of your garden year-round, leeks are key. Will overwinter in the ground, even in New England. Excellent for soup.
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium ampeloprasum v. porrum
Start seeds in flats up to 12 weeks before last frost. For best results, when large enough to handle, transplant into another flat. After frost, transplant seedlings outdoors 6" apart. This variety is early maturing and extremely hardy-an excellent winter vegetable. Transplant to a rich, deeply dug soil that is well fertilized. Try to keep the soil pH 6-6.8. Self-blanching, but added blanching helps-keep earthling up the plant's base to where the leaves diverge to blanch lower stem.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 19/Harvest 4-8/Yield 240-960/Spacing 4"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates winter cold