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Product Number: 20101

Early Giant Leek (95 days)


Leeks have a more delicate, sweet flavor than onions and can grow into incredible sized stalks when supplied with lots of organic matter and water. In the north we usually start our leeks indoors then transplant outside to give them a head start but this season we direct seeded this variety. We  thinned out the row, used all the tender, baby leeks up and by early September we had 2” sized stalks.   200 seeds




Germination- 5-10 days

Indoors- 8-10 weeks before last frost with soil temperatures 60-75 degrees. Plant in flats 1/4” deep, 1/4” apart. Transplant seedlings out mid/late spring, 2-6” apart. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Seedlings should be about a pencil thick in size at planting time.

Outdoors- Sow 1/4” deep early spring. Thin to 2-6” apart.

Harvest- Start harvesting baby leeks at 1/2” diameter and leave some for a larger end of season harvest.

Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water for optimum growth. You can plant leeks in a trench and as the plants mature, fill in around them to assist in blanch

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Hobby Gardener: Good leek. Had good germination and great success rate. About 25% ended up very big. The others were decent size. This could be due to a number of factors (and that I had a 12 year old help me plant them). I started them indoors then transplanted them outdoors to a shallow ditch in my raised beds. Overall, happy with them.

Joanne B.
United States

Too soon to tell

I'm writing this review in mid-June because Pinetree invited me to. Early Giant germinated well. They look healthy - but still very young - out in the garden. If the leeks are nice in a few months, I'll up the rating but I think it's a bit premature to rate them based only on germination and surviving transplantation. I'm curious to know why Pinetree solicits reviews on products that won't be ready for use until months from now.

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