Verdonnet Leek was introduced to us by Adaptive Seeds, who received it from the Irish Seed Savers Association. The best performing fall leek in our trials with noticeably vigorous growth and girth. They sport tall, white shanks and dark green leaves. While Swiss giant leeks tend to be planted for summer harvest, we found Verdonnet Leek able to hold well into winter. Seed grown by Adaptive Seeds.
Days to Maturity: 150
Latin Name: Allium ampeloprasum
Life Cycle for Seed Saving: Biannual
Plant Verdonnet Leek mid-winter through early spring. Start indoors in flats, sowing approx. 1/4″ apart and 1/4″ deep. Transplant out in spring when plants are 1/4″ thick. Plant spacing: 6″. Row spacing: 12-18″. Optimal temp for germination: 70F
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!