Vigorous hybrid leek for early production. Earlier than the others, producing high quality, long uniform shanks. Cleans easily and holds strong againist thrips and rust.
Germination: 5-10 days.
Germination rates for alliums (onions/shallots/chives/leeks) decline rapidly. We strongly encourage you to purchase new seed each growing season.
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4" deep
Sowing Indoors: Start 8-10 weeks before the last frost with soil temperatures 60-75 ºF. Sow in flats 1/4” deep, 1/4” apart. Transplant seedlings out mid/late spring, 4-6” apart. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Seedlings size should be about a pencil-thick at transplanting time.
Sowing Outdoors- Early to mid-spring when the soil temperature reaches at least 55-60 ºF. Sow 1-3 seeds per inch, thin to 4-6” apart.
How much does a packet plant: 25-30 foot single row
Harvest- Start harvesting baby leeks at 1/2” diameter and leave some for a larger end of season harvest.
Tips- Needs fertile, well-drained soil. Amend with compost or apply organic granular fertilizer. Adequate water is very important for optimum growth, 1" per week. You can plant leeks in a trench and as the plants mature, fill in around them to assist in blanching.