Lincoln Leek


Lincoln Leek

(75 days) Open-pollinated. A leek with a dual purpose, Lincoln may be sown thickly like scallions, harvested in 50–60 days and bunched as finger leeks for upscale direct markets and discerning chefs. Or, transplanted more conventionally, they may be allowed to grow another three weeks to full size. Shanks even longer and sleeker than King Richard’s with delicate sweet leek flavor. Ready in late August, will withstand light frosts, but should be harvested before late October.

2408 Lincoln
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Allium porrum

1 gram packet ~240–360 seeds, 116 oz packet ~400–600 seeds; 1 oz, 6,400–9,600. Days to maturity are from date of transplanting.

Culture: Start indoors in Feb. or March and transplant out in spring almost as soon as the ground can be worked. Set 6–12" apart in trenches in well-dug beds with generous quantities of organic matter. Avoid transplanting next to grass strips; slugs love to dine on tiny allium seedlings. Irrigate seedlings whenever the topsoil dries out. Early leeks have tall shanks above ground and should be harvested before severe frosts. Hardier leeks have broader, shorter shanks and will hold till November. Leeks brought into the root cellar will survive almost all winter if heeled into soil. Leek seed is short-lived. Retest 1-year-old seed before using, and discard anything older.

Minimum germination temperature 50°, optimum range 60-70°.


Diseases: PB: Purple Blotch, PR: Pink Root