- Detailed Specification
Produces long stems and blue-green leaves, this variety is very hardy and has good resistance to rust. This flavoursome leek is perfect for slicing and adding to stews or eating steamed or braised covered with a white sauce.
Neptune grows to 45cm and has a spread of 30cm. it has good winter hardiness and should be ready for harvest November to January.
Sow thinly directly into finely raked seedbed at a depth of 13mm in rows 30cm apart. When big enough to transplant make holes with a dibber 10-15cm deep depending on the size of the seedling approx 23cm apart. Place a plant in each hole, and fill with water to help settle the soil gently around the roots. If planting multiple rows allow 35-40cm between rows. To keep the leeks tender and white blanch them by drawing up soil around the stems as the grow.
Average packetb contents 275 seeds.
|Short name||Leek (Approx 275 seeds)|
|Sub title||Leek Neptune|
|Ease of Care||Easy|
|Flowering Period||October / November / December(yr1) / January(yr2)|
|Maturity time||30 weeks|
|Height & Spread||75cm|
|Rate of growth||Germination within 21 days|
|Required maintenance||Sow thinly|
|Season of Interest||Winter|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun or Shade||Full Sun|
|Water Requirements||Water regularly|
|Where to Plant||Vegetable patch|
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