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LEEK Autumn Giant

Allium porrum

Stock: Available

$3.80

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Subfamily: Allioideae

Characteristics: Annual

Seed per packet: Approx 80

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This is an excellent leek giving mid green, erect foliage, and heavy, uniform stems.

Leeks are high in folic acid, potassium, and Vitamins A and C. They contain sulphur-rich compounds which have been shown to thin the blood, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils, prefers an open sunny position.

Tropical: Late Summer to Autumn
Temperate: Spring to Autumn
Cool: Spring to Autumn.

Sow: 6mm deep
Sow direct in growing position or in trays and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Plant space: 15-20cm
Row Space: 15-10cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 12-18 weeks

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