American Flag Leek
Certified Organic Seed
Use in delicious winter leek soup.
Although, with a little imagination and a lot of squinting, this leek could look red (light pink flowers), white (blanched bottoms), and blue (green-blue leaves), it's a bit of a stretch. Originally called the Flag Leek because its tall, broad stem resembles a miniature but sturdy flag pole, its title was later decorated with a dose of patriotism somewhere along the way. This variety produces heavy, tall, wide stalks that sweeten up in the fall/winter.
|250 Seeds||$2.95||Out of Stock|
|750 Seeds||$5.95||Out of Stock|
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.
|Days to Germination||5 - 12 days|
|Days to Maturity||120 days|
|Planting Depth||⅛ to ¼ inch|
|Spacing in Row||6 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||18 inches|
|Height at Maturity||16 - 20 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|