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King Richard Seeds (OG)
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King Richard Seeds (OG)

416G

Product ID: 416G

Remarkable earliness and length.

Beautiful full-sized leeks. In favorable soil and culture, the white stems 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. Choose nonorganic plants (60-75 per bunch) or seeds. Organically grown. Avg. 9,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 250 seeds.

Product Price Qty
416GPacket  $3.95 
416G1/4 Ounce  $7.85 
416G1/2 Ounce  $12.35 
416G1 Ounce  $22.65 
416G1/4 Pound  $62.70 
416G1/2 Pound  $109.20 
416G1 Pound  $202.90 
416G25 Pounds  $3,945.00 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   75

 

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Leeks



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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