Leek, Prizetaker

Allium ampeloprasum
$2.99 to $13.50
SKU: 0640
  • Stalks grow to 36 inches
  • Base is pure-white
  • Mild flavor and tender
  • 110-135 days from transplant
  • ±10,600 seeds/oz

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(aka Lyon) English historic variety 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 transplant. ±10,600 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

This crop requires a long growing season and should be started indoors in mid to late winter. You can transplant them outdoors 1-2 weeks after all danger of frost has passed.

Plant your seeds 1/4 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Fertilize your seedlings when they are 2-3 inches high. When planting outdoors, leave 1-3 inches of the plant above the soil.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. This crop may require regular applications of fertilizer and water.