leek king richard organic

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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. this packet sows up to 36 feet.

Botanical Name: Allium ampeloprasum

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 Information: 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.

leek king richard organic

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