"Tenor" leek (Allium porrum) is a variety intended for autumn - winter harvest. It develops unusually aromatic, delicious, cylindrical pseudostems. This low-calorie vegetable is mostly used in soups and warm dishes. It tastes great raw, too, in aromatic and distinctly tasting salads. Leek shows detoxifying effects and helps you lose weight. It is a rich source of vitamins C, B1 and B2, as well as minerals, particularly potassium, sulphur, calcium and phosphorus. It also contains nicotinic acid that protects from arteriosclerosis.
"Tenor" leek is grown from direct sow to the permanent site. Sees are sown from March to April in rows 30 cm apart. After the emergence you need to thin the too densely growing seedlings and keep ca. 10 cm distances between them. Leeks reach crop maturity late in autumn and may winter in the field, provided you give them appropriate covering. Leeks should be cultivated in moist soils, because this vegetable requires plenty of water. Clay-sandy soils rich in humus and a sunny site constitute a perfect environment for leeks. One package contains 0.5 g of the "Tenor" leek seeds, as well as the sow-by date and growing instructions.
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Use: direct consumption - raw or cooked
- Harvest time: late autumn
- Site: sunny; moist, clay-sandy soil rich in humus