General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: 1/2-3/4 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow March-June in succession. Space 12" apart for mature leeks. No thinning necessary for baby leeks (used like Spring onions). Harvest May-November (70 days).
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Leek
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Allium ampeloprasum
  • Synonym: Allium ampeloprasum subsp. porrum

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