A Belgium leek that can resist up to -25C
This variety, from Belgium, is extremely resistant to cold. It was bred to overwinter in conditions down to -25°C! This leek produces broad, stocky and relatively short stems. To save seed, leave 20 or more plants in the ground through the second spring and summer. Large, beautiful, globe shaped flowers attract pollinators. Isolate from other leeks by at least ½ mile. Great for autumn and winter.
Scientific Name: Allium porrum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 7.5-32°C
Germination time in days: 14-21 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 100–120 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Light, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors covering the seeds with 0.5 cm of soil, tamp the soil and keep it cool. When the plants have reached the size of a pencil, shorten the leaves and transplant every 10 to 12 cm, in furrows 10 cm deep, spaced 30 cm apart. It is also possible to sow directly in the ground, in lines 30 cm apart. For fall sowing, sow in place indoors at the end of August, transplant in November for a spring harvest.