~ LEEK Seed ~

Between them all you should - with a bit of luck - have leeks for almost half the year.
Big packets, because we like to grow lots of leeks.

Sow leeks in a seedbed in spring, or sow in trays to get a good start away from the slugs.

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= normal sowing & harvest time = also possible depending on conditions

~ Listed in order of harvest. ~

plant picture 'Jaune de Poitou' Yellow Leek (Early)
A nice productive early leek for autumn harvest. We like this one because the yellow colour makes a great contrast in the garden.

This traditional leek from the west of France grows quickly. Get it in early, and it is then ready right at the start of the winter, making short fat leeks in Autumn.

It normally would be harvested before the really hard frosts start, as it is not as cold-hardy as the overwintering leeks below.

Yellow! Early autumn leek from Europe.

400 seed £


plant picture Giant Bulgarian Leek
plant pictureThis is a wonderful leek, and one we grow every year to eat ourselves. The great thing about them is that they are exceptionally tall, meaning that you get much more usable leek for your work, and they are very clean to harvest and easy to prepare.

We first came across them in the wonderful blog of Steven Edholm - the second photo shows Steven with one of his Giant Bulgarian leeks. We've yet to get ours this big, but they really are exceptionally long shanked and quick growing.

Note that these are less cold hardy than some of our other varieties, so use them first before the worst of the winter frosts.

Very tall & vigorous variety.

400 seed £


plant picture 'Monstrueux de Carentan' Fat Leek
A traditional French variety of fat leeks for autumn/winter harvest, from the small town of Carentan in France, near to the English Channel.

Selected over the years for earlier, fatter leeks, at the cost of a tiny bit less cold-resistance. A good all-round leek, normally harvested in late autumn/early winter.

Fat, for autumn/winter harvest.

300 seed, organic £


plant picture 'Bleu de Solaise' Blue Winter Leek
An old French winter variety - long leeks with blue-grey leaves. Hardy and very cold-resistant, it turns darker after frost.

In a comparative trial against 'Musselburgh', it was noticeably more vigorous, growing faster & bigger, although the two varieties share a common ancestry.

A good one for standing overwinter even in atrocious weather.

Late, for winter/spring harvest.

400 seed £


plant pictureMézières Long Winter Leek
This is for those of you who prefer very long leeks. It is a very cold-hardy leek from the small town of Mézières, near Rennes in France, where they have cold winters, and so good for standing over winter and harvesting on into spring.

Don't be surprised that your longer leeks are a bit thinner than short fat ones: they're more stretched out!

Long, long leeks, cold hardy, for winter/spring harvest.

400 seed £