Harvesting Leeks - Knowledgebase Question

Vancouver, BC
Question by silmariel
January 21, 2000
When and how are leeks to be harvested?


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Answer from NGA
January 21, 2000

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Leeks take about 100 days to reach maturity. Harvest when the stalks have thickened and after a few cool nights. They often have a slightly sweeter flavor after some chill. You can harvest whenever they reach the size you want--just pull them out of the ground, as you would an onion. Good luck!

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