Leek 'Gigante D'inverno'
Common Name: Leek
Cultivar: 'Gigante D'inverno'
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.20 m (20 cm)|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 2.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 4.0 cm
Harvest: August to February
Months to Sow Ouside: February to June
Known as 'Giant of Winter' this variety produces large white long stems with ample dark green leaves. It has an excellent ressistance to low temperatures.
- Growing Instructions:
Sow outside - February to June.
Space sowings a month apart for successional growing.
Sow - 1-2cm deep in drills.
Thin plants to 4cm apart. For a long white section draw dry soil around the stems in summer and autumm trying not to get the soil in between the leaves.
Harvest - August to February