Leek : Baby Primor
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
Sow the seed 1/4" deep in cold soil, 1/2" deep in warmer soil.
Germinate6-8 weeks before LFD
Spring: The slow growing Leeks like a long (4-6 months) cool (not much above 70˚ F) growing season. They are one of the first spring vegetables to be started indoors, about three months before they are planted out (sometimes as early as December or January). The earlier you start them, the larger they will get. Unlike many crops they don’t get over-mature quickly, or bolt, they just get bigger.
Leeks transplant easily so are usually started in flats. They don’t have much foliage so can be planted quite close together and you can get a lot of plants in one flat. The seeds germinate and grow slowly, so start them early, water regularly, feed occasionally and be patient.
1. Sow seeds about 1" apart and 1/8" deep in the flat.
Last Frost Date04/08/13
Harden Off3-4 weeks after LFD
Hardened off will allow the plants a lot of growth before they go into the ground and they will be suitable for the conditions.