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Leek King Richard Organic

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Leek King Richard Organic
Leek King Richard Organic
Leek King Richard Organic 1

$2.99 / EA

Leek King Richard Organic - 0.75 g (~210 seeds)
Leeks' mild but rich onion flavor and cold tolerance make them a favorite in home kitchens and gardens. This onion relative has compact stems that thicken but do not form bulbs like onions. 'King Richard' produces extra long white stems early. Enjoy fresh, grilled, sautéed, and added to soups and stews. Cold tolerant to 20°F and can be left in the garden for an extended harvest.

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Sowing Tips:
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date for late summer harvest, late spring for fall harvest, and in Mild Climates, late summer for the following spring harvest. Soil temperature should be at least 40°F, ideally 60°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"
Row Spacing: 12"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Variety Info:
Days to Maturity: 75 days
Family: Alliaceae
Native: Eastern Mediterranean region
Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 18"–30" tall. Under optimal growing conditions, the white part of 'King Richard' can be 12" long, making the entire plant up to 30" long.

Variety Info: Leek plants resemble a long, fat green onion. The white lower portion has a mild onion flavor while the green tops are stronger tasting. Cold hardy to 20°F.