Leeks

Zermatt Leek Conventional & Organic

Zermatt Leek Conventional & Organic

LK377

85 days. This Swiss Giant type is very early maturing in its class, providing a nice, upright habit with long shanks. Especially sought after for baby leek production, weeks ahead of the listed maturity; try a denser planting, thinning baby leeks as needed until you achieve proper spacing. Left to mature, the disease-resistant, strong based leeks can hold in the field well into the cool season.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 175 seeds per 1/2 gram.
  • LK377/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $2.25

  • LK377/L
  • 1/8 gram Organic
  • $3.15

  • LK377/P
  • 100 seeds
  • $4.15

  • LK377/M
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $5.85

  • LK377/B
  • 500 seeds
  • $10.95

  • LK377/N
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $19.75

  • LK377G1
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $27.65

  • LK377G2
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $102.25
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/2 gramFertilizer Needs
50-85°F6-161/4-1/2"45°F4-5"12-18"70%1 year≈ 175Medium


Allium ampeloprasum Packed with vitamins K and A, this hearty member of the onion-family is superb in soups and stews, grilled, or sliced into slivers and added to omelets. Get creative with this versatile veggie!

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

Culture
• Leeks are a frost-hardy cool season crop requiring a long growing period
• Best growth is achieved with fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Plant in a trench 5 inches deep and wide, work in 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• Blanch to increase the length of white stem by gradually filling in the trench as the leeks grow

Direct Sowing
• Thin to the strongest plant when 4-5 inches

Transplanting
• Sow up to 10-12 seeds in a 4-6 inch pot
• If tops reach over 5 inches before transplant, cut to 3 inches
• When planting out carefully separate the seedlings and place in a shallow trench
• Fill trench around seedlings and water in well

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest anytime the leeks are 1/2 inch in diameter or larger
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity