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Bleu De Solaise Leek
 
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Bleu De Solaise Leek (400 seeds) (LK105) $2.50
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Bleu De Solaise Leek

         
 
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A 19th century French leek with deep blue-green leaves that have a violet cast in cool weather. In cool weather, they excel, being very cold-hardy. This good-sized variety is finely flavored and a favorite of European gourmet gardeners and chefs, but hard to find in this country.

 
Bleu De Solaise Leek
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jeanne72
Location:
Round Lake, IL, United States
Date:
April 21, 2015
          5.0
 
Easy delicious fabulous
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, great taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is the third year I am growing this leek and we love them. I grow a 4x4 raised bed of them, planting usually sometime between March and April - direct seed. I probably do not compost them as much as I should, but we still get beautiful leeks, usually beginning in August I take some of the .75-1 inch wide leeks from the bed for grilling. They are beautiful and delicious already. However, leave them in the ground, and by the end of October they are 1.5-2 inches in width, and amazing. Even during the harsh winter of 2013-2014 with the record below zero temps in the Chicago area (so cold our two furnaces could not keep up in our house with doubled insulation, and we had to put heavy blankets over the doors to keep the cold out), we still had several they survived through the winter. We used them last spring, and they were fabulous.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doug
Location:
Hart, MI
Date:
January 9, 2015
          5.0
 
Loved them
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? The actually grew.

What are the cons? None

Review:

First time growing leeks for me up here in the north. Dug a deep trench and spread the seed in early spring ( kind of like I did with onions). They sprouted and grew. As they grew I filled the trench in. When It was filled in I pulled the mulch up around them. They just kept growing and doing fine. Wonderfully productive. Never thought I could grow leeks, but these were great. We ate leeks i everything.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MomsintheGarden
Location:
Winchester, VA
Date:
July 12, 2014
          4.0
 
Very tasty and easy to grow
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Good tasting, cold tolerant

What are the cons? May not always survive winter

Review:

These are very tasty. Start them early - we started them in mid-January in the cold frame. Plant them deeply as recommended by Eliot Coleman in his books, and keep them watered until they are well-established. They are cold-hardy, but they don't always survive the freeze/thaw cycles we get in Virginia. Sometimes they turn to mush.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kev
Location:
Jersey City, NJ
Date:
March 21, 2014
          3.0
 
Having a real hard time
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? lots of seeds in packet?

What are the cons? seedlings keep dying off

Review:

While most of my other seeds in my two flats have started off well and are on their way to becoming strong transplants, these leek seeds have had low germination rates and just seem to be very fickle and are dying off. I have tried two different times now, and they just aren't taking. I am off to a late start now, but trying to resow again a third time. Maybe this will be better, but I am not too hopeful. I am not sure if I am doing something wrong, but the row of shallots to one side, and the alisa craig onions on the other are doing just fine. These guys just aren't taking.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mairoa
Date:
March 30, 2012
          5.0
 
Gorgeous
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I grow these in NW Washington and they overwintered where the rest of my leeks died in the first killing frosts. After surviving a winter in the single digits at times, they were a deep blue-green with beautiful purple edges and tips. Some were 3" across, even.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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