Bulgarian Giant Leek Seeds

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Bulgarian Giant Leek Seeds

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I've been saving and refining this seed for at least 4 generations.  It is a tall narrow type of leek that is ideal for home gardeners because of size, easy harvest and cleaning.  The top and bottom can be slashed off quickly in the garden leaving long, dirt free, self blanched stalks.  No need to plant deeply or spend a lot of time washing dirt out.  I hate doing that!  The tops can still be used for cooking and stock of course.

If Bulgarian Giant has one downfall it is hardiness.  I start seeing some damage below 20 degrees Far.  I've been selecting against that of course, but there is going to be a limit.  Short fat leeks seem to be hardier, which may be one reason for their popularity.  They still make a good summer leek for fast growth and size and they can be pulled up with some dirt on the roots and held in a cellar or similar into the winter.  Some winter protection might help extend the season.  Elliot Coleman's books Winter Harvest Handbook and Four Season Garden are excellent resources for extending the season in cold climates using unheated covers.

This seed is from 2014 and is still very strong.  New seed will be available for the 2017 season if all goes well.  I plant mine in mid to late winter and transplant out in the spring so they have lots of time to get big.  They are in eating here from mid summer through to the next spring.  Read more about growing Leeks and Bulgarian Giant here.

Watch my video introduction to growing and saving seed.

Only small quantities available until fall 2017.  Folded origami packet has 350 to 375 seeds.  Please order only one unless ordering as a gift or for a friend so I can get them to as many people as possible.  If you plant them now you can have seed as soon as I will.  Saving seed is easy and they won't cross pollinate with other onions or garlic, just with other leeks.

 

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