Originally these leeks came to NZ from England having originated in the Lyon area of Staffordshire. They have pure long white stems and a mild flavour. A reliable cropper and easy to grow. We have also noticed that when left to go to seed they produce small leeks as side shoots, making them ideal for establishing in a food forest setting.
Sow leeks in December, January, and February for eating throughout winter, spring and summer. Broadcast seed into trays leaving until true leaves appear and a good root system develops. Transplant at 10-15cm spacing into trenches 20cm apart leaving soil ready to mound as they grow. This creates the long white stem.