Extremely high uniformity makes for a faster harvest.
Upright plants with beautiful blue green foliage. Long, thick shanks have very high yield potential. Less bulbing and splitting, and easier to peel than open pollinated varieties. Avg. 8,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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.