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Leek Seeds - Lyon Prizetaker
£2.50
Leek Seeds - Lyon Prizetaker

Leek Seeds - Lyon Prizetaker

Allium porrum

Rob says: “A reselection of original Lyon strain the old English variety from 1886, this leek produces large, thick stems, which are very cold-hardy and can stand all winter - just make sure you can get a fork in the ground if it’s frozen! Great for showing in competitions as they form the perfect leek. Delicious roasted with thyme, or sliced, steamed and served with a cheese sauce.”

 

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Rob's Heritage Veg

Rob says: “A reselection of original Lyon strain the old English variety from 1886, this leek produces large, thick stems, which are very cold-hardy and can stand all winter - just make sure you can get a fork in the ground if it’s frozen! Great for showing in competitions as they form the perfect leek. Delicious roasted with thyme, or sliced, steamed and served with a cheese sauce.”

 

Colour:Multi

Hardiness:-15 degrees

Seeds:True

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Height:41-50cm

Edible Flower:False

Spread:21-30cm

Spacing:21-30cm

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Beds & Borders:True

Climbers:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:True

Aquatic:False

Shrub:False

Crops 30–45 weeks from sowing. A versatile vegetable which may be taken young as tasty salad leeks or matured to the traditional autumn vegetable. Sow thinly, 1.25cm (½”) deep in grooves 23cm (9”) apart in an outdoor seed bed March-April. When seedlings are 20cm (8”) high, transplant to final positions after watering the seed bed. Using a dibber/trowel, make holes 12.5–15cm (5–6”) deep and 23–30cm (9–12”) apart each way. Place a plant in each hole and fill with water to settle roots. Water frequently and gradually earth up plants, continuing until October. Grow leeks of exhibition quality by sowing under glass in February. Harvest September-March.
 

HEALTH BENEFITS: A good source of potassium, folic acid and vitamins A & C. Also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. CULINARY TIPS: Traditional for soups and stews whose slices are also ideal for stir-fries.

All Dobies products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

 
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