American Flag - Leek Seed

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Heirloom American Flag leek seed boasts thick, sturdy stalks with creamy white bulbs. This hearty vegetable is perfect for soups and stews in the winter, but can also be added to salads. Plus, this "overwintering" variety was bred to endure cold Northeastern winters. 800mg ~ 200 seeds.

Start seed indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Leeks tend to grow slowly from seed and are usually started as transplants. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-80 degrees. Transplant to the garden up to 4 weeks before your average last frost. Hill soil around column throughout growing season to blanch stem. Harvest the whole plant and cut off the roots and all except 2” of the green leaves. Dig before a hard freeze and store in the refrigerator.

Scientific Name: Allium ampeloprasum
Days to Maturity: 80-120
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Days to Sprout: 10-14
Plant Spacing: 3-6"
Row Spacing: 18-24"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 15-18"
Life Cycle: Biennial
Frost Hardy: Yes