LEEK 'Giant Carentan'

1 pkt
Botanical Name
Allium porrum

A tough, hardy French heirloom that grows vigorously even in very cold climates. The tender creamy-white stems can grow to 5 cm in diameter and 20 cm high, so plenty of produce to work with in the kitchen. The blue-green leaves are attractive and quite tender so can also be used for flavour or garnish in soups, salads, stews. 150 seeds.

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Germination Period (days)
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct to garden or sow in trays to transplant later once they have reached 7-10cm high (as leek is slow growing this can be a good option so you can utilise the space). Cover seeds thinly and keep moist. Rotate within vegetable beds every year.
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Jan 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Feb 27th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Mar 31st