Prizetaker Leeks
Prizetaker Leeks LK5-100

Prizetaker Leeks

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SKU LK5-100
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Country Of Origin: United Kingdom United Kingdom
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110 days. Allium ampeloprasum. Open Pollinated. The plant produces high quality and very tall leeks. The stalks are pure white and retain their flavor even with their extremely large size. A cold-resistant variety that holds well over the winter. Used in soups, stews, and salads. Also known as Lyon Leek. An excellent choice for home gardens. An 1800s heirloom variety from England.

Lot No: 0640-3669

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 05/23

Seeds Per Pound: 144,000

Plant Height: 24 to 36” Tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Allium porrum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4"70 F to 75 F 7 to 10 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"18" 3 - 4"70 - 130 days
Leek Seed Planting Information:

The leek is like a bulb onion. It is grown for its fleshy stem. It is mellow onion and can be substituted for any onion and asparagus recipe. Leek seeds should be planted indoors 50 to 60 days before last frost. You can also plant seeds directly in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked. Keep free from weeds. You need long sunny days to grow large leeks. Plants grow 8 - 18" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro twice per month.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest when leeks are ½" in diameter.

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