Leek

Leek 'Prizetaker'

Leek - Leek  'Prizetaker'

Common Name: Leek
Genus: Leek
Cultivar: 'Prizetaker'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

As the name suggests this is a superb variety that has been excelling on the show benches since Victorian times. Long thick white stems are topped with mid-green leaves producing tall elegant and fine-flavoured plants which reach maturity early for an autumn crop. They are also very hardy, staying in good condition in the garden right into winter.

  • Growing Instructions: Sow direct into shallow drills in a well-prepared seedbed in spring and thin seedlings to 1cm apart. When seedlings are about pencil thickness, transplant to their final growing place, leaving 15cm between plants. For the longest white stems dib a hole for each plant 15cm deep and drop the seedling in before filling the hole with water. If you're growing for show start your leeks in seed trays in a greenhouse in January to give them the longest possible season.

  • Sow: March-April

  • Harvest: September-October



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