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, 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.