Leek - King Richard

Type:

Allium

porrum

Leeks with leaves, white stems, roots

Early, tall, slender leek with sweet, mild flavor.

Transplant 8" tall seedlings into holes 6" deep.  During growing period, hill soil around plants 2-3 times, higher with each hoeing. This forces leaves higher up the plant resulting in extra-long blanched stalks.

For baby leeks, plant ~2" apart and harvest at finger size.

Mature Plant Size

12" shank, 1" wide

Color

Green and white

Flavor

Mild
Hardy annual

Days to Maturity

75 days
Open pollinated

Water

moderate

Exposure

Full sun

SMSF Zone

  • A
  • B
  • C