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King Richard

King RichardLeek Plants


Product ID: 2403

Remarkable earliness and length.

Beautiful full-sized leeks. In favorable soil and culture, the white shanks are over a foot long to the first leaf. Upright, medium green leaves. For baby leeks, plant closely (40 seeds/ft.) and harvest at finger size. While not hardy enough for overwintering, it will withstand medium-heavy frost (32° to 20°F/0° to -7°C) without losing its healthy appearance. 50-60 plants per bunch (unit). Organic seed is also available.

All leek plants ship from January through May based on planting zone.

Product Price Qty
24031 Unit  $16.20 
24033 Units  $28.30 
24035 Units  $39.70 
240330 Units  $88.15 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   75

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Shipping Information & Notes

This product cannot be shipped to the following states:AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, ID, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI

This product cannot be shipped to Canada

This product cannot be shipped outside the United States or Canada

SHIPPING NOTE: 1) Leek plants are shipped weekly from mid-January through the end of April, starting in the southern U.S. You may choose your desired ship week or plants will be sent at the appropriate planing time for your location (by USDA Plant Hardiness Zone). Please be aware that by choosing ship dates earlier than the recommended date for your zone, there is a chance that the product could freeze in transit.

2) Plants arrive as dormant starts. Expect them to be dry and/or pale in color due to dormancy and shipping. They are very hardy and will thrive if cared for properly.

3) Offered in bunches of approximately 50-60 plants, one variety per bunch.

4) Plants are shipped by the U.S. Postal Service.

5) Leek plants cannot be shipped or to HI, ID, outside the U.S., or to U.S. territories.

6) Shipments to AK, please call for shipping quotes.

Growing Information


CULTURE: A large, upright, nonbulbing type of onion. Matures long, thick, blanched stems topped with 1-1 1/2" wide flat leaves. For large leeks, provide very fertile soil.
GROWING SEEDLINGS: Sow in flats in Feb.-March, 1/4" apart, 1/4" deep. Transplant to 1 1/2" plug flats when large enough to handle, or grow full-sized transplants from direct seeding into a cold frame. Keep well-fertilized. Large transplants will grow the best leeks!
TRANSPLANTING: Beginning in late spring, when 8-18" tall and pencil-thick, transplant outdoors 6" apart, rows 24" apart in holes dibbled about 6" deep. Only 1-2" of leaves need extend above the soil surface. Do not firm soil - allow irrigation or rain to fill in the dibble hole.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow in early spring, 6 seeds/ft., 1/4- 1/2" deep, in rows 24" apart. Thin to 6" apart for large leeks.
BLANCHING: During the growing period hill the plants with soil 2 or 3 times, higher with each hoeing. This forces the leaves higher up the plant resulting in extra long blanched stalks and a much greater edible portion. When using the "dibble method", hilling is reduced or eliminated.
STORAGE: Wash leeks and store several weeks at near freezing in a humid cooler in boxes, or store in a root cellar with roots in moist soil/sand/peat mix.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplanting; add 20-30 days if direct seeding.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 165'/1,000 seeds, 1,650'/oz., 11 oz. or 105M /acre at 6 seeds/ft. in rows 30" apart.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 6,000 plants/oz., 96,000/lb.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: 9,375-11,250 (avg. 10,000).
PACKET: 250 seeds (sows 38'-40' or 140 transplants) unless otherwise noted.

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