(Allium ampeloprasum) (aka Lyon) English heirloom that first appeared
in American catalogs at the end of the 1880s. Very
hardy 36" tall plants with thick, solid, pure-white
base. Even with its large size, the stalk retains its
tenderness and mild flavor. 110-135 days from
4-6 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep and space 1" in all
directions. Transplant as soon as soil can be worked
in spring. Hill or mound soil around stems several
times to blanch as leeks grow. ± 10,600 seeds/oz
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