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American Flag Leek Seeds (Organic)

American Flag Leek Seeds (Organic)

American Flag Leeks - Good for the Home Gardener

Leek - American Flag - Allium ampeloprasum

Biennial Heirloom. A perfect variety for the home gardener. American Flag has thick blue-green leaves with large white stems. This variety is good for fall and winter harvesting and will grow quickly from seed. Delicious in soups, stir fries and stews.

Did You Know? The leek is an ancient national symbol of Wales. In fact, a leek is the cap badge of the Welsh Guards, an infantry division of the British Army.

Soil and Water: Leeks prefer well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Keeping the stems covered with loose soil will keep them bright white.

Planting and Growing: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Thin seedlings when transplanting and plant 6" apart about 2 weeks before last frost. Mulch heavily in cold climates. Leeks overwinter well in milder climates.

Harvesting and Storage: Use fresh. If heavily mulched over the winter leeks can be harvested as needed.

Soil Temperature: 60-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 15"-20"
Days to Maturity: 130
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 6"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

 

Check out our Leek Growing Guide for more information

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for American Flag Leek Seeds (Organic)
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Description

Leek - American Flag - Allium ampeloprasum

Biennial Heirloom. A perfect variety for the home gardener. American Flag has thick blue-green leaves with large white stems. This variety is good for fall and winter harvesting and will grow quickly from seed. Delicious in soups, stir fries and stews.

Did You Know? The leek is an ancient national symbol of Wales. In fact, a leek is the cap badge of the Welsh Guards, an infantry division of the British Army.

Soil and Water: Leeks prefer well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Keeping the stems covered with loose soil will keep them bright white.

Planting and Growing: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Thin seedlings when transplanting and plant 6" apart about 2 weeks before last frost. Mulch heavily in cold climates. Leeks overwinter well in milder climates.

Harvesting and Storage: Use fresh. If heavily mulched over the winter leeks can be harvested as needed.

Soil Temperature: 60-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 15"-20"
Days to Maturity: 130
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 6"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

 

Check out our Leek Growing Guide for more information

Peaceful VPeaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!alley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Biennial
Plant Family : Amaryllidaceae (Alliums)
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Leeks prefer well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Keeping the stems covered with loose soil will keep them bright white.

Planting and Growing: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Thin seedlings when transplanting and plant 6" apart about 2 weeks before last frost. Mulch heavily in cold climates. Leeks overwinter well in milder climates.

Harvesting and Storage: Use fresh. If heavily mulched over the winter leeks can be harvested as needed.

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Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

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K
Kurtis
Great taste!

Grew well if direct sown in Zone 9a! Taste amazing in soup.

A
Andrea
Give Leeks a try

Onions' milder cousins are perfect for me since onions often trigger migraines (sadly, as I do love their flavor), but leeks seem to be a safer option. These American Flag leeks grew well, are hardy, and were tasty cooked in a variety of ways. I use both the white parts and the greens, though often separately. I tend to use the white part more as I would use onions, but use the green parts either sautéed as "greens" (they taste a bit like asparagus) or as a vegetable in soups or stir-fry.

V
Violet
Nice Germination

These came up really nice. Thinned them out and they get big! First time with leeks and these grew great.

J
JB
very eager to start soon!

I'm trying these in 5 gal pails, so as they grow, I can heap soil up the stalk for blanching. If the winter turns severe in zone 8b, a light plastic cover should protect them adequately.

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