Blau Gruner Leek

Organic Blau Gruner Leek Seeds

Thick stalks, sweet taste

Allium porrum
Sturdy and hardy blue-green winter leek.
These leeks have dense, stout stalks that sweeten up in the fall/winter. Blue-green in color, this German variety can be used in soups, pastas, dips, and more.
Product ID# LE0206 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

Currently unavailable. Full catalog will return by January 1st, 2018.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5 to 12 days
Days to Maturity 110 days
Planting Depth ⅛ to ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 inches
Height at Maturity 30 inches
Detailed Product Info

The leek is a national emblem of Wales. According to legend, or perhaps due to a Shakespearean reference, Saint David ordered his Welsh soldiers to identify themselves by wearing the vegetable on their helmets in an ancient battle against the Saxons that took place in a leek field. It is still worn on St. David's Day each March 1st. This variety produces heavy, dense, stout stalks that sweeten up in the fall/winter.

Growing Instructions

Sow under protection in late winter or early spring, then transplant any time after soil can be worked. Make a hole about 8" deep and drop sturdy seedlings into the hole. Allow rain to wash soil into hole, slowly filling it. Harvest at pencil-thin stage for baby leeks or anytime thereafter.