Leek Seeds - King Richard
- 200 Seeds
- 75 Days
- Large Plants
- White shanks over a foot long
- Medium-green, full leaves
- Versatile in culinary use
- Early maturing variety
- Can be grown closely for baby leeks
The King Richard leek, with its royal name, has made its mark as one of the earliest maturing and grandest leeks known to gardeners. Its legacy, spanning several years, has its roots entrenched in gardens across the world. This particular variety, with its majestic size and delicious flavor, stands testament to why leeks have been revered in cuisines across civilizations.
The King Richard leek is not just known for its grandeur but also for its culinary versatility. The long, white shanks are tender and flavorful, making them a gourmet's delight. These leeks can be sautéed to bring out their subtle sweetness, thrown into hearty stews or pies, or simply grilled to perfection. Whether used as a star ingredient or a complementary flavor, the King Richard leek elevates every dish it graces.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
King Richard leeks thrive in well-draining soil, under full sun or partial shade. To achieve the esteemed foot-long white shanks, plant the seeds about 6 inches apart in rows that are 12 inches apart. However, for those aiming for baby-sized leeks, a denser planting is recommended. Plant seeds closely, and use alternate spacing techniques, such as four to six rows between plants, based on desired size. Within approximately 75 days, these leeks will be ready to be harvested, adding a touch of royalty to your garden and plate. Embrace the grandeur of the King Richard leek in your garden today!