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American Flag Leek Seeds
American Flag Leek Seeds
American Flag Leek Seeds
American Flag Leek Seeds American Flag Leek Seeds American Flag Leek Seeds
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American Flag Heirloom Leek

100 Seeds

$ 3.59

(Allium ampeloprasum) Named for its wide, sturdy stems, which resemble flag poles, American Flag leek is a relatively carefree variety that consistently produces 1-2" wide stalks with tender, white interiors.  Stems have an exceptional flavor with a mild sweetness that intensifies with frost.  We love them sliced, sautéed in butter and added to a simmering pot of potatoes for a belly-warming treat on that first really chilly fall workday.  American Flag leeks are very easy to grow from seed.  The plants pictured here were started indoors in mid-March and set out a month later when they were merely more than threads.  150 days to harvest.  100 seeds per packet.

CULTURE: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds 1/4" deep in well moistened seed starting mix and cover with a plastic dome. Set in a warm place and keep moist until germination has occurred (7-14 days). Once most of the seed has germinated, remove the plastic top and give plants access to light (if not already) Trim tops down when they reach 4-5" to prevent them from becoming tangled. Set outdoors as soon as soil can be worked. In new location, poke a 4" deep hole in the soil with a pencil, carefully tease apart seedling from tray and lower the seedling into the hole, burying 2-3" of stem. Final spacing should be 2-3" between plants with rows 18" apart. Fertilize regularly in spring and early summer.  Hill up soil around plants as needed to blanch stems.

(Allium ampeloprasum) Named for its wide, sturdy stems, which resemble flag poles, American Flag leek is a relatively carefree variety that consistently produces 1-2" wide stalks with tender, white interiors.  Stems have an exceptional flavor with a mild sweetness that intensifies with frost.  We love them sliced, sautéed in butter and added to a simmering pot of potatoes for a belly-warming treat on that first really chilly fall workday.  American Flag leeks are very easy to grow from seed.  The plants pictured here were started indoors in mid-March and set out a month later when they were merely more than threads.  150 days to harvest.  100 seeds per packet.

CULTURE: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds 1/4" deep in well moistened seed starting mix and cover with a plastic dome. Set in a warm place and keep moist until germination has occurred (7-14 days). Once most of the seed has germinated, remove the plastic top and give plants access to light (if not already) Trim tops down when they reach 4-5" to prevent them from becoming tangled. Set outdoors as soon as soil can be worked. In new location, poke a 4" deep hole in the soil with a pencil, carefully tease apart seedling from tray and lower the seedling into the hole, burying 2-3" of stem. Final spacing should be 2-3" between plants with rows 18" apart. Fertilize regularly in spring and early summer.  Hill up soil around plants as needed to blanch stems.

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