LEEK Bulgarian Giant

Allium porrum
200 seeds/pkt

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

  • Vegetable
  • Exceptionally long white stems
  • Exceptionally long thin white stalks with light green coloured leaves. Medium to early maturing variety. Mild and sweet flavour. Very popular in Europe. Its long stalks make it easy to handle in the kitchen.

$3.50 inc GST

$3.50 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Leek Bulgarian Giant. A popular North European long, thin and fast maturing variety of the highest quality with light green leaves and great flavour.  One of the longest stemmed varieties available.  Very hardy and disease resistant but requires long growing season. Great for general leek use - in stews, soups and stirfrys.

LEEK Bulgarian Giant are a member of Allium genus that I think belongs in every garden as a mellower, sweeter alternative to its cousin the onion. Growing LEEK Bulgarian Giant requires a bit more patience than other vegetables, but the payoff is well worth it. After all, there’s a reason these plants fetch a relatively high price at the grocery store.

There’s some misconception that growing LEEK Bulgarian Giant is a tough job. That’s really not the case. The plants have few problems and aren’t particularly fussy. The biggest challenge is providing them with enough growing time to reach maturity. It’s why planning is essential when growing leeks.

Starting seedlings indoors ensures you’ll set those plants out early enough to give them time to grow uninterrupted. These are not the plant for the spontaneous gardener who does everything at the last minute. Otherwise, leeks are an excellent option for newbie gardeners with time on their hands.

Like anything else grown in the garden, fresh and homegrown veggies beat tasteless grocery produce. Leeks are no exception. While some folks complain that the white petioles of their homegrown leeks aren’t large enough to be satisfying, there are some ways to ensure you end up with the best-tasting leeks on the block. Our growing guide for this onion-like veggie consists of everything you need to know to succeed.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 5mm
Best Planting Season/s: , ,
Germination: 10 to 14 days at 18-25C
Life Cycle: Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing: 45cm
Plant Spacing: 12cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 100 days
Other: Keep well watered. Hill stems with soil to blanch and create longer stems.
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