Seed Savers Exchange Leek, Blue SolaiseAllium ampeloprasum
- Blue colored leaves
- Stalks grow to 15-20 inches
- Sweet and flavorful
- Good for short seasons
- Very tolerant of cold
- 100-120 days from transplant
- Packet of 100 Seeds
(aka Bleu de Solaise) Beautiful 19th century French historic variety with truly blue-colored leaves that turn violet after a cold spell. Very large 15-20" stalks are sweet and flavorful. Extremely hardy, good for short-season areas and winter harvest. 100-120 days from transplant.
Learn To Grow It
This crop requires a long growing season and should be started indoors in mid to late winter. You can transplant them outdoors 1-2 weeks after all danger of frost has passed.
Plant your seeds 1/4 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Fertilize your seedlings when they are 2-3 inches high. When planting outdoors, leave 1-3 inches of the plant above the soil.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. This crop may require regular applications of fertilizer and water.