Lincoln Leek

50-100 days. Another Dutch breeding breakthrough, Lincoln Leek is an early variety with long, white shanks and pale green, relaxed foliage. A "dual use variety", Lincoln Leek is renowned as a gourmet baby Leek: plant thickly for early maturing baby Leeks with only the diameter of a pencil. You may also plant them further apart and allow them to mature; at about 75 days, they will reach jumbo Leek size. It has a mild and subtle flavor that is delicate enough to be enjoyed raw in salads, as a pencil-thin crudite or cooked in soups, vegetable dishes or sauces. The creamy richness of our Lincoln Leek is perfect in Vichyssoise or the special recipe for Sweet and Sour Leeks. (F1.)

One packet of about 125 seeds
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  • These graceful members of the Amaryllidaceae family are easily grown in kitchen gardens, much to the dismay of local grocers who normally command a king's ransom for them. Also known as Allium porrum, Leeks may be grown in partly sunny spots. For home gardeners, we recommend raising them as transplants, since seedlings are delicate at first. You may, however, direct-sow when soil reaches over 45°F in the spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. To avoid breaking their tender stalks, use a spade to loosen the soil around the Leeks' roots before harvesting. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 1 year.
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These graceful members of the Amaryllidaceae family are easily grown in kitchen gardens, much to the dismay of local grocers who normally command a king's ransom for them. Also known as Allium porrum, Leeks may be grown in partly sunny spots. For home gardeners, we recommend raising them as transplants, since seedlings are delicate at first. You may, however, direct-sow when soil reaches over 45°F in the spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. To avoid breaking their tender stalks, use a spade to loosen the soil around the Leeks' roots before harvesting. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 1 year.
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