- King Richard Leek
King Richard Leek
Beautiful full-sized leeks. In favorable soil and culture, the white shanks are over a foot long to the first leaf. Medium-green leaves with full habit. While not hardy enough for overwintering, they will withstand medium-heavy frost (32° to 20°F/0° to -7°C) without losing their healthy appearance. During the growing period, make a hill of soil around the plant. This forces the leaves higher up the plant, resulting in extra long blanched stalks and a much greater edible portion.
(Allium ampeloprasum var. King Richard)