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The Carentan leek came to the United States in the 1800s and became commercially available in the 1880s.\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Carentan Leek Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e Allium porrum\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 95-110 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e All zones in United States\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 8-10”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2’\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e pH 6.5 to 7\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60-65 degrees for germination\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun or light shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Leek months, thrips, and powdery mildew\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e White stem with green leaves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Onion-flavor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCarentan Leek Growth Habits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Plant the open-pollinated, Carentan leek seeds 1\/2” deep and thin to about an inch when the seedlings reach 3 inches high. After hardening off, you may transplant them 8-10” apart. To maximize the white part of the leek, mound up soil around each plant. Leeks can stay in the garden until just before the ground freezes. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSquare-foot Gardening:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTransplant the leeks 4 to a square foot.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eVarious Culinary Uses for Carentan Leek:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\nLeeks are a great addition to many dishes. Before using, however, make sure to wash them thoroughly as there may be dirt between the layers of the leek. Once clean, heirloom Carentan leeks are best cooked to release their subtle flavors and soften their fibrous texture. You can use them to make a rich, hearty potato leek soup. Or pair them with asparagus for a great vegetable quiche. You can substitute them for onions in any recipe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCarentan Leek Benefits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e Leeks grown from non-GMO, heirloom Carentan leeks are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. Vitamin A helps protect the eyes from age-related decline. Vitamin K is important in promoting efficient blood clotting. Leeks also contain iron, important for red blood cells, and manganese, which assists in regulating nerve functions and the brain. Finally, leeks are a good source of fiber.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSeeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1.5 g - Approximately 475 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e0.25 oz - Approximately 2,750 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 11,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 44,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 176,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 880,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Approximately 4,400,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e","published_at":"2021-01-27T09:23:06-07:00","created_at":"2021-01-05T12:27:42-07:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Company","type":"Vegetable Seeds","tags":["110-119 Days","Annual","Cooler","Full Sun","Green","Heirloom","Leek","New","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Packet","Seeds","veg_leek","Vegetable","White"],"price":249,"price_min":249,"price_max":62142,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32161725710451,"title":"1.5 g Packet","option1":"1.5 g Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"49915","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":15770900791411,"product_id":4634888339571,"position":1,"created_at":"2021-02-08T16:32:31-07:00","updated_at":"2021-02-08T17:56:01-07:00","alt":"carantan leek","width":480,"height":480,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/leek-carantan-wm_0a12975d-862e-4a8d-8b96-586266ceaf37_1.jpg?v=1612832161","variant_ids":[32161725710451,32161725743219,32161725775987,32161725808755,32161725841523,32161725874291,32161738293363]},"available":true,"name":"Leek Seeds - 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Carentan leeks are an excellent addition to dishes that need an extra oniony zest. Tender white stems grow 8.5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Leaves are a medium dark green. \nLeeks hail from northern Europe, where they are a cherished staple. The Carentan leek came to the United States in the 1800s and became commercially available in the 1880s.\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Carentan Leek Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e Allium porrum\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 95-110 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e All zones in United States\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 8-10”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2’\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e pH 6.5 to 7\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60-65 degrees for germination\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun or light shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Leek months, thrips, and powdery mildew\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e White stem with green leaves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Onion-flavor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCarentan Leek Growth Habits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Plant the open-pollinated, Carentan leek seeds 1\/2” deep and thin to about an inch when the seedlings reach 3 inches high. After hardening off, you may transplant them 8-10” apart. To maximize the white part of the leek, mound up soil around each plant. Leeks can stay in the garden until just before the ground freezes. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSquare-foot Gardening:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTransplant the leeks 4 to a square foot.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eVarious Culinary Uses for Carentan Leek:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\nLeeks are a great addition to many dishes. Before using, however, make sure to wash them thoroughly as there may be dirt between the layers of the leek. Once clean, heirloom Carentan leeks are best cooked to release their subtle flavors and soften their fibrous texture. You can use them to make a rich, hearty potato leek soup. Or pair them with asparagus for a great vegetable quiche. You can substitute them for onions in any recipe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCarentan Leek Benefits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e Leeks grown from non-GMO, heirloom Carentan leeks are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. Vitamin A helps protect the eyes from age-related decline. Vitamin K is important in promoting efficient blood clotting. Leeks also contain iron, important for red blood cells, and manganese, which assists in regulating nerve functions and the brain. Finally, leeks are a good source of fiber.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSeeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1.5 g - Approximately 475 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e0.25 oz - Approximately 2,750 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 11,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 44,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 176,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 880,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Approximately 4,400,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}
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Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated, Heirloom Carentan Leek Seeds from True Leaf Market. Carentan leeks are an excellent addition to dishes that need an extra oniony zest. Tender white stems grow 8.5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Leaves are a medium dark green. Leeks hail from northern Europe, where they are a cherished staple. The Carentan leek came to the United States in the 1800s and became commercially available in the 1880s.

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Growing Carentan Leek Seeds

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  • Latin Name: Allium porrum
  • Days to Maturity: 95-110 days
  • Hardiness Zone: All zones in United States
  • Planting Depth: 1/2”
  • Plant Spacing: 8-10”
  • Row Spacing: 2’
  • Soil Preference: pH 6.5 to 7
  • Temp Preference: 60-65 degrees for germination
  • Light Preference: Full sun or light shade
  • Pests/diseases: Leek months, thrips, and powdery mildew
  • Color: White stem with green leaves
  • Flavor: Onion-flavor

Carentan Leek Growth Habits:

Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Plant the open-pollinated, Carentan leek seeds 1/2” deep and thin to about an inch when the seedlings reach 3 inches high. After hardening off, you may transplant them 8-10” apart. To maximize the white part of the leek, mound up soil around each plant. Leeks can stay in the garden until just before the ground freezes.


Square-foot Gardening:

Transplant the leeks 4 to a square foot.


Various Culinary Uses for Carentan Leek:

Leeks are a great addition to many dishes. Before using, however, make sure to wash them thoroughly as there may be dirt between the layers of the leek. Once clean, heirloom Carentan leeks are best cooked to release their subtle flavors and soften their fibrous texture. You can use them to make a rich, hearty potato leek soup. Or pair them with asparagus for a great vegetable quiche. You can substitute them for onions in any recipe.


Carentan Leek Benefits:

Leeks grown from non-GMO, heirloom Carentan leeks are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. Vitamin A helps protect the eyes from age-related decline. Vitamin K is important in promoting efficient blood clotting. Leeks also contain iron, important for red blood cells, and manganese, which assists in regulating nerve functions and the brain. Finally, leeks are a good source of fiber.


Seeds Per Package:

  • 1.5 g - Approximately 475 Seeds
  • 0.25 oz - Approximately 2,750 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Approximately 11,000 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 44,000 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 176,000 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Approximately 880,000 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Approximately 4,400,000 Seeds
 
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