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LEEK Elephant Leek

Allium porrum

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Subfamily: Allioideae

Characteristics: Annual

Seed per packet: Approx 40

These large leeks are guaranteed to be the pride of any vegetable garden. Can grow up to 10-12 cm (4-5”) in diameter. Ideal for stir-fries, casseroles, soups, stews or a side vegetable. Baste with olive oil and roast the flesh becomes deliciously creamy.

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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