Varieties of Leeks to Grow at Home

Malabar: quick growing variety for Autumn use; stem medium length, with dark green tops.

Lyon Prizetaker: probably the most popular variety in cultivation; plants hardy and fine flavoured; stems long, thick and white.

Giant Winter (Royal Favourite): very large, pure white stems, leaves very dark; longest lasting, can be pulled in mid to late spring.

North Pole: new variety, late and very heavy cropping; vigorous growth and winter hardy.

Marble Pillar: early variety, suitable for pulling from autumn through mid-spring; produces good, solid, very long white stems.

Northumberland: short, thick, early leek, to be pulled in autumn; original ‘pot’ leek of Northumberland miners.

Malines Winter: new variety; long, thick, heavy stems, dark green leaves; matures late.

Everest: exceptionally large leeks, perfect for table or exhibition.

Catalina: a new variety with long, thick, fleshy stems, mild flavour; very long standing, and can be left in the ground.

08. July 2013 by admin
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