Harvesting Leeks - Knowledgebase Question

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

Answer from NGA
January 21, 2000


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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