Giant Musselburg Organic Leek Seeds

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Article number: OSC4089
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Giant Musselburg Organic Leek Seeds 4089. Heirloom Vegetable.

Approx. 450 seeds/pkt (315 seeds/gram)

Leaves are a medium green with a nicely elongated stem 20-22.5 cm (8-9″) in length and between 5-7.5 cm (2-3″) thick. The mild tasting, white stems are absolutely delicious in stews, soups and other dishes. This leek has been an essential component in European cuisine since the 1830’s.

How to Grow

Leeks are a long season plant so start seed indoors in February and early March. Sow the seed 7 mm (1/4″) deep in a soil-less medium and keep at 20 C (68 F) during germination and growth. Transplant seedlings outside later in the spring when they are around 20 cm (8″) tall. Space the transplants 10-15 cm (4-6″) apart in rows 30-45 cm (12-18″) apart. Seed can also be sown directly into the garden in April through June. Later in the season, the base of leeks are often blanched by hilling soil around them. Leeks typically mature in August and can be left in the ground for an extended time after they reach maturity as a way of increasing harvest time.

Additional information

WEIGHT N/A
DIMENSIONS N/A
SIZE

packet, 5 g, 25 g

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

5 to 15

DAYS TO HARVEST

90 days.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Prior Experience Beneficial

FAMILY NAME

Amaryllidaceae

FROST TOLERANCE

Frost Hardy

HEIGHT

Medium (50 to 70 cm)(20" to 28")

HERITAGE

Heirloom

LATIN

Allium ampeloprasum

LIFECYCLE

Biennial Harvested as an Annual

LIGHT

Full Sun

ORGANIC STATUS

Certified Organic

PROPAGATION

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