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American Flag Leek Seeds

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Allium ampeloprasum
American Flag Leek Seeds (105 days)

Originated around 1870.  Also called "Giant Musselburh" or "Scotch Flag"


Leeks date back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians.  Their popularity has grown through many cultures since then. 

Leeks create a tasty pearl-white bulb with huge green leaves.  They have a delicate onion flavor that makes them a favorite in soups, stews and salads.  Perfect for the home gardener and market grower. 

Stems grow 10-15" long and about 2-3" in diameter.  Leek seeds should be planted indoors 50 to 60 days before last frost. Very hardy; overwinters well in most regions doing well in both southern and northern states.

Leeks can also be planted directly in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked. Leeks like long sunny days to grow big.  Leeks have few pests or diseases.  Hilling your leeks will encourage longer shanks.

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  FL, OR, TX

 

organic leek seed

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1/8-1/4" 300-350 50-85 3-13 24" 6" 100 lb Full

Allium ampeloprasum

Planting Tips:

Needs a light friable soil to grow successfully.  Start in early spring, scatter seeds in tray ¼”- ½” apart in moist soil and put in warm place.  Transplant out 8-10 weeks later in final spacing.  Thinned leeks are great in salads!

For blanched long stalks, make sure to hill soil up around plants 1-2 times during the summer.  Does not compete well with weeds, so make sure to keep the weeds in check!

Seeding Rate:

100,000 plants/acre, aproximately 12 oz.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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