Leeks

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Sowing time is March to April, planting out in June to early July. Transplant when 20cm (8") high, trimming the leaf and root before inserting in a 15cm (6") deep hole. Fill the hole with water only, not soil. For a long white blanch draw dry soil around the stems during the summer and autumn making sure the soil does not get in between the leaves. In general a trouble free crop, less demanding than other members of the onion family.

OARSMAN F1 Hybrid
This exciting hybrid has terrific vigour and uniformity. Medium length shafts topped with dark green erect leaves. Late maturing, December.

AUTUMN MAMMOTH TORNADO
This early variety is comparable to Goliath if left to mature to full size. It has a long shaft and erect leaves, with some rust resistance. Also excellent for baby leeks. September - October.

MAMMOTH BLANCH LEEK
A superior exhibition variety with an extra long blanch, very thick and broad flags. This variety can easily grow to over 2kg (5lb) in weight. Good flavour and frost tolerant.

MAMMOTH POT LEEK
A true pot leek with thick short blanches of approximately 14cm (5 1/2). Good for the show bench and with an excellent flavour, also useful in the kitchen and very frost hardy.

MUSSELBURGH
One of the best all round varieties. Long thick blanch, very winter hardy. November to February.

PORVITE
A second early for harvesting late September through to January. High yields of bulb free shanks which are slow to bolt.

TOLEDO
Outstanding late leek produces very long shanks with blue-green erect foliage. Excellent winter hardiness. December.