HEIRLOOM CHINESE FLOWERING LEEK -- 250 Seeds
Other Name: CHINESE CHIVES
This popular Chinese specialty herb is a vigorous perennial. It is grown for its young flower buds, long stems and slender flat deep-green blades that grow up to 14". All of these parts are edible including mature flowers and have a delicate garlic onion flavor. This variety is suitable for harvest from mid spring to early fall when grown in a greenhouse, and from late spring to late fall when grown in the field. Sufficient vegetative growth (1-2 years) plus low temperatures in winter and long summer days are needed for flowering. Generally, Chinese leek will not flower in the first growing season.
Days to Harvest: About 70 days
Light: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Fertile, Well-drained
Germination Temperatures: 60F-70F
Seed Pre-Treatment: Soak seed overnight in warm water
Seed Depth: Sow seeds 1/4" to 1/2" deep in Spring or Summer after danger of last frost. Keep soil moist
Seed Spacing: 1/2 inch apart.
Germination Time: 15-21 days, depending upon growing conditions.
Leeks have similar nutritional benefits as onions and garlic. They provide a good source of fiber, folic acid, vitamins B6 and C, manganese, and iron. Studies have shown that leeks (just as onions and garlic) can improve the immune system, lower bad cholesterol levels, and fight cancer.
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