Aimers Organic Leek Musselburg Seed Packet

$2.90

Large Musselburg Organic Leek. Heirloom vegetable. This delicious tasting member of the onion family produces leaves that are a medium green with a nicely elongated stem 20-22.5cm (8-9in) long and 5-7.5cm (2-3in) thick. The mild tasting, white stems are absolutely delicious in stews, soups and other dishes. Serve this variety baked in parchment for a tasty treat. An essential component in European cuisine. Introduced in 1834. Approx. 450 seeds per pack.

Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Start Indoors
Growth Habit: Sturdy
Days to Emergence: 10 - 12
Days to Harvest 90
Height: 50 - 100cm (20 - 39in)

Leeks are a long season plant so start seed indoors in February and early March. Sow the seed 7mm (1/4in) deep in a soil-less medium and keep at 20 C (68 F) during germination and growth. Transplant seedlings outside later in the spring when they are around 20cm (8in) tall. Space the transplants 10-15cm (4-6in) apart in rows 30-45cm (12-18in) apart. Seed can also be sown directly into the garden in April through June.