Fast maturing for summer harvests
Bred in France for premium fresh markets, we import Primor for extra-early yields of top-quality, non-bulbing leeks with tender-sweet, snowy flesh. This vigorous hybrid germinates quickly and sizes up fast for ample summer harvests. You'll have lots of leeks to pull as 1/2" thick babies and grill to sweet succulence, or grow to maturity as long thick bulbless shanks full of juicy flavor. A marvelous French specialty.Amaryllidaceae Allium ampeloprasum
These tall, fast growing leeks aren't very hardy and don't store well. They are grown in summer for immediate consumption.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 100-110 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Leeks can be extremely frost tolerant and are considered to be one of the hardiest winter crops.
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Spring: Leeks like a long (4 - 6 month) cool (not much above 70 degrees F) growing season and are one of the first vegetables to be started in spring.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Leek seed germinates fairly well in cold soil.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)
Leeks do best in full sun, though they will tolerate some shade.
Leeks grow best in moist soil. Give the plants constant moisture and apply a mulch.
Moderate nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous.
Leeks aren't a very hungry plant.
- Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
- Small Gardens?
You can grow leeks in a container. Make sure that your container is 12" deep and has drainage holes. Fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost to a level about 4" below the top of the container, which will give you room to blanch the leeks later by adding layers of compost or soil. In hot weather you should keep them out of direct sun.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Sweet and mild onion flavor.