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Leek Fantic [Allium porrum]

Leek Fantic [Allium porrum]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

The leek 'fantic' is a biennial onion and medicinal plant. It comes from the garlic [Allium ampeloprasum], which is native to the Mediterranean and was known and used there more than 2000 years before our era. This variety grows evenly, is hardy and healthy, with dark green foliage and good peelability. The taste is full-bodied and strong.

General information
Plant family: Amaryllidaceae
Life Cycle: Biennial
Days to harvest: 50 days
Plant height approx.: 60 cm
Root Type: Shallow Root
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to-10 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Pervious, moist, loamy, Humos

PH: 6 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 1-2 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 10-15 °C
Germination time: 5-10 days
Planting, row spacing: 10x40 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Endive, strawberry, chamomile, carrot, cabbage, parsley, lettuce, celery, salsify, tomato, garlic
Unfavorable mixed culture: Bean, Pea, Kale, Prote, Chives

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow or pre-cultivate directly outdoors from September to November when temperatures start to drop.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
From mid-May to July, sow directly after the ice saints in the frost-free open air. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from April to May. The plants are separated into the bed from a height of 15cm.

Sow or plant leeching seedlings like radishes in rows. We always recommend pre-culture, for this purpose let the seedlings grow in a small bowl up to a height of 20 cm. To stimulate growth, then lay the plants at the same height with the bulb and shorten them by 1/3 at the roots and leaf tips just before planting out.
Leek prefers a fully sunny location with sufficient water and nutrient-rich, humus soil. Prepare the soil for leeks with deposited animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
For a longer harvest period, care should be taken not to hurt the heart when harvesting. Leek generally prefers cooler, humid climates. In order for it to get longer, thicker white shafts, it is necessary to pile up regularly. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
The bed in which the leek grows should never dry out completely, regular watering is necessary to keep the growth of the plants stable. Due to the initially slow growth of the plants, we recommend weeding the surrounding herbs regularly. M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture, replaces additional fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Allium porrum
English Names: Leek
German names: Lauch, Porree
Portuguese names: Alho-poró
Spanish Names: Puerro
French names: Poireau

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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