Leek Heirloom Blue De Solaise

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An old French Heirloom winter variety – long leeks with blue-grey leaves far more vigorous than ‘Musselborough’ and equally hardy. Very cold-resistant turning darker after frost and a good one for standing overwinter even in atrocious weather.

  • Seed Count: 1500

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Leek Heirloom Blue De Solaise

Leek Heirloom Blue De Solaise. An old French Heirloom winter variety – long leeks with blue-grey leaves far more vigorous than ‘Musselborough’ and equally hardy. Very cold-resistant turning darker after frost and a good one for standing overwinter even in atrocious weather.

Leek Heirloom Blue De Solaise

  • Leek is extremely hardy, forgiving and can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked.
  • Sow sparingly directly in drills in early-mid spring,
  • the aim to produce pencil thick plants of around 8” tall for transplant to their final position.
  • Can be planted in trays under cover and transplanted for an earlier crop.
  • When pencil size (around Jun/Jul) lift carefully and remove the top third of the foliage and 1/3 of the roots.
  • Transplant in pre-made holes of 4-6 inches deep,
  • 8 inches between plants in a sunny position with rotted organic matter incorporated.
  • If space is limited this can be reduced,
  • provided you pull alternative plants when young to make space for the remainder to grow.
  • When transplanting carefully poor water into the hole to wash soil around the roots,
  • then leave and earth up as they grow to blanche the stems.
  • (Do not get soil between the leaves).
  • Harvest alternate plants when large enough for use.