Leek Zermatt Seeds
Info: Leek `Zermatt` is an early maturing variety, with long shank and erect leaves. It is sown more densely than other types of leek, grows faster than conventional leeks and is then used more like spring onions. It is milder than scallions and is ideal for salads, as raw food or for barbecues. Has some rust resistance.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow January to February under glass or March and April outdoors. Sow the seed thinly, 1.5cm deep in drills 30 cm apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Transplant when plants are large enough to handle to 25 - 30 cm apart. During the growth, continue to earth up so that as much of the leek as possible stays white. When the leek has reached a diameter of 3 cm it is ready to harvest.
|Botanical name||Allium porrum|
|Sowing||January - April|
|Location||sunny to partial shade, deep and rich soil|
|Germination temperature||10 - 16°C|
|Germination||7 - 14 days|
|Harvesting||November - February|