Leek "Titus" (Allium porrum) is a very productive variety intended for autumn harvest. Its cultivation may start from direct sow, not recommended in case of the majority of leek cultivars. This plant produces stiff, erect, thick pseudostems that grow 20 - 25 cm tall. The bulbs are not distinct, while the leaves that take on vivid green-bluish colour are thick, firm and rich in valuable nutrients, including vitamin B9 (folic acid), vitamins C, E, K, iron, sulphur, kalium, natrium, calcium and other minerals. This medium late variety is particularly fitted for freezing and direct consumption in salads, sauces and soups.
"Titus" leek seeds should be sown in early spring in tunnels, or starting from March, on the field. You may expect abundant emergence and nicely shaped, large pseudostems from every fertile, well cultivated, moist and moderately compact garden soil. The harvest takes place from September to November, depending on the time of sowing.
One package contains 1 g of "Titus" leek seeds. The package information contains growing instructions and the sow-by date.
- Weight: 1 g
- Use: direct consumption; freezing
- Harvest time: September - November
- Growth form: erect pseudostems
- Site: fertile, well cultivated, moist, moderately compact garden soil