Vegetables Leeks Lexton

Lexton

(F1) Leek Seed

Product ID: 3810

Large, uniform, and very frost hardy.

Lexton has the long, thick shank of Megaton in a slower-growing, more cold-tolerant plant. Harvest well into very cold weather, after the early leeks are gone, in the afternoon during a thaw. Upright, healthy, dark blue-green foliage. Very little bulbing or splitting, easy to peel, with high yield potential. NOTE: We are not able to ship this item to Canada or California at this time. Avg. 9,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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250 Seeds

$9.15
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1,000 Seeds

$30.00
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5,000 Seeds

$129.85
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25,000 Seeds

$557.25
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50,000 Seeds

$1,033.00
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100,000 Seeds

$1,911.00
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Additional Information

  • This product does not ship to Canada.
  • This product does not ship to the following states: AA, AE, AP, AS, DC, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI.


CULTURE: A large, upright, nonbulbing type of Allium. Matures to long, thick, blanched shanks topped with 1-1 1/2" wide flat leaves. Leeks are heavy feeders and require fertile soil (pH of 6.2-6.8) for best results.
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 start in plugs flats, thinning to one plant per cell.
TRANSPLANTING: Beginning in late spring, when approx. 8" 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".
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.
HARVEST: When plants reach desired size, loosen with a spading fork and lift plant.
STORAGE: Clean 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: 1,000 seeds/165', 1 oz./1,650', 11 oz. or 105M/acre at 6 seeds/ft. in rows 30" apart.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 1 oz./6,000 plants, 1 lb./96,000.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: 7,700-10,700 (avg. 9,400).
PACKET: 250 seeds, sows 38-40' or 140 transplants unless otherwise noted.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Allium porrum
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
110 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Cold Tolerant Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant