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A long thin leek of the best quality light green leaves. Fine autumn variety that is popular in Europe.
100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.
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I don't have much to compare with because this is my only leek experience but I am going to say I was pleased and will grow again. Germination was average to good compared to the other onion varieties that I have grown. Flavor is very mild and nice. My bigger ones were about 1"+ in diameter. I pulled them in Aug.-Sept. and I am sure they would have grown well into the fall. Used for several pots of home-made chicken noodle soup that was very good. I want to note how tough these plants are. I had some seedlings in small trays that I had no room for in my garden. They stated in those trays all summer with little to no attention. In October I put the seedlings in some vacant garden spaces and they took off. I just pulled one up (Jan. 01) for some baked potatoes. Very nice.
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By Ryan (Maiden, NC)
1 Jan 2013
6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:
I never thought I would see my leeks become the store-bought giants we've previously purchased for use in stir fry and soups. But after patient indoor growing, to transplanting what looked like blades of grass, and a record-heat summer, these were a prized vegetable in my garden. A bit of maintenance as I had to shore up each plant base with mulch and straw numerous times to get more edible stalk. Pulled leeks from September to November; smell and taste were consistent and wonderful! In researching how to plant/grow leeks, I found a few different methods but ended up transplanting each leek into a deep hole, setting them gently inside and gradually watering to fill. I was amazed that this worked - a really fun and different growing process than I have ever tried before. Close to 100% germination rate, and none were disturbed by animals, pests, or diseases. Saving a few in the garden with the hopes of getting seed in the spring! Love this leek.
By Kate, Zone 6a
31 Dec 2012
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