Organic Tadorna Leek $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company -  This amazing leek is a favorite for its vigorous growth and resistance to disease.  An excellent overwintering variety, in mild climates and well adapted for many growing regions.  Maintains a uniform size approx. 7" - 8" shafts. This cold hardy variety is excellent as a fall or winter harvest.  Leeks are known to taste sweeter after a frost. Characteristics:  Stalks grow to 6-10" inches Sweet and flavorful Good for short seasons Tolerant of cold 100 60 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Hill or mound soil around stems several times to blanch as leeks grow. Sow Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germinate 7-14 days Plants 6-12" apart Plant Rows 12-24" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Prizetaker Leek, 1880 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Lyon) English historic variety that first appeared in American catalogs at the end of the 1880s. Very hardy 36" tall plants with thick, solid, pure-white base. Even with its large size, the stalk retains its tenderness and mild flavor. 110-135 days from transplant. ±10,600 seeds/oz.  Characteristics:  Stalks grow to 36 inches Base is pure-white Mild flavor and tender 110-135 days from transplant 100 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Hill or mound soil around stems several times to blanch as leeks grow.  Sow Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 5-7 days Plants 6" apart Plant Rows 12-24" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Jaune du Poitou Leek $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Beautiful yellow-green leaves, a mild taste, and a wide, thick edible white shank have long made this leek a popular variety in Europe. Described by the French seed house Vilmorin-Andrieux as early as 1856, this rare historic variety was acquired by Seed Savers Exchange member William Woys Weaver of Pennsylvania while traveling in Alsace, France. 100-120 days. Characteristics:  Organic 100-120 days 100 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Hill or mound soil around stems several times to blanch as leeks grow.  Sow Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 5-7 days Plants 6" apart Plant Rows 12-24" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Tardona Leek $2.95 $3.25
Winter leek with stocky, dark green shafts that size up well and hold into the fall. High Mowing Organic Seeds - A favorite of growers in the Northeast for its vigorous growth and good resistance to disease. Well adapted to many regions; overwinters in mild climates. Good field resistance to leaf blights. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Uniform size  Winter crop  110 days  100 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Hill or mound soil around stems several times to blanch as leeks grow. Plant 1/4" deep  Germinate 7-14 days Plants 6" apart Plant Rows: 24" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Alto Leek $2.95 $3.25
Popular, fast-growing, early summer leek with a nice cylindrical shape and thick, white shaft. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Tall Bulgarian-type that can be left to mature for beautiful full-bodied leeks or harvested early for delicately flavored bunching leeks good for salads or lightly sauteed. Consistent performance in a summer production, not a winter hardy variety.  Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Summer crop Versatile 75-85 days  1/64 oz approx.  Instructions - Leeks are a non-bulbing member of the Amaryllidaceae family. Well-drained soil with high fertility and pH 6.2-6.8 will grow the best leeks. They do not tolerate acid soil, especially as young seedlings.   Plant 1/4" deep  Thin to 6"  Plant Rows: 24" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Blue Solaise Leek. 1800's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (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. ±8,800 seeds/oz.  Characteristics:  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 ±8,800 seeds/oz 100 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Hill or mound soil around stems several times to blanch as leeks grow. Sow Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 5-7 days Plants 6" apart Plant Rows 12-24" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Giant Musselburgh Leek, 1800 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Scotch Flag) Scottish variety was introduced in the early 1800s. Enormous leeks that are 9-15" long by 2-3" in diameter. Tender white stalks, dark blue-green fan-shaped leaves. The mild flavor stands winter well. Good buncher for market gardens. 80-150 days from transplant. ±9,700 seeds/oz. Characteristics:  Stalks grow to 9-15 inches long Stalks grow to 2-3 inches in diameter Very tolerant of cold Mild flavor 80-150 days from transplant ±9,700 seeds/oz 100 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Hill or mound soil around stems several times to blanch as leeks grow.  Sow Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 5-7 days Plants 6" apart Plant Rows 12-24" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Esther Cook Leek, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This hardy winter leek has a luscious, mild flavor and produces stems that measure 3" or greater. Plants grow tall and thin and bunch nicely. Longtime Seed Savers Exchange member Suzanne Ashworth began sharing this variety after she received it in the early 1980s from Esther Cook, a Sacramento-area gardener whose family had brought it to the United States from Yugoslavia. Esther had entered the leek in a local fair competition where Suzanne, one of the judges, proclaimed it “just what a well-grown leek should be.” 120 days. Characteristics:  New for 2020 Stems grow to 3 inches or greater Luscious, mild flavor Well-grown Leek 120 days from transplant  100 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Hill or mound soil around stems several times to blanch as leeks grow. Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost Plant 1/4" Deep Germinate 5-7 days Plants 6" apart Plant Rows 12-24" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
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