ALLIUM, Delft LEEK

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Delft LEEK Allium porrum

Seeds per pack ~ 150 

Germination: 86% (Packed for 2023)

The strong upright slow bolting blueish-green 'Delft' a winter leek from the Dutch city of the same name (famous for its blue-painted pottery known as Delftware). It produces leeks with long well-wrapped shafts and strong upright leaves. When cooked, the flesh becomes tender and melting and quite delicious. Our source for these seeds, Wild Garden Seed in Oregon, has previously sold a perennial selection that came from this population, so keep an eye out for plants that stick around through many winters (leeks produce little bulbs called "offsets" that resemble small cloves of garlic; leaving the roots and bottom of the leek in the ground at harvest increases the likelihood of plants surviving for multiple seasons). Delft leek is a delicious leek you're sure to enjoy!