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Leek Fantic [allium porrum]

Leek Fantic [allium porrum]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

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

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The Leek Fantic is a biennial cultivated onion and medicinal plant. It descends from field garlic [allium ampeloprasum], which is native to the Mediterranean region, where it was known and used more than 2000 years before our era. This variety grows evenly, is hardy and is a less susceptible variety with dark green foliage and good peelability. The taste is full-bodied and strong.

General information
Plant family: Amaryllidaceae
Lifecycle: Biennial
Days until harvest: 50 days
Plant hight approx: 60 cm
Root type: Shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -10°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, nutrient rich, humus rich

pH value: 6 to 7.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-2 cm
Best germination temperature: 10-15°C
Germination time: 5-10 days
Plant-, row distance: 10x40 cm

Optimal mix culture: Endive, Strawberry, Chamomile, Carrot, Cabbage, Parsley, Lettuce, Celery, Salsify, Tomato, Garlic
Unfavorable mix culture: Bean, Pea, Kale, Beetroot, Chives

Planting information
In areas with mild winters, leeks are sown in autumn when temperatures drop by 20-25°C, from September to October. In more northerly cooler areas, sow at identical temperatures in spring from April to June.
Usually leeks are sown in rows, like radishes. In order to use the potential of each individual plant, we recommend pre-cultivation in small boxes with subsequent pricking out or letting them grow in the breeding boxes. The plants are ready to plant when they have reached a height of 20cm. As a tip, if plants are preferred without pricking out, the plants are shortened by 1/3 at the roots and the tips of the leaves before planting out, this stimulates the growth of the plants. Then plant as usual at plant spacing.
This variety prefers a sunny location with sufficient water and nutritious, humus-rich soil.
For a longer harvest period, care should be taken not to injure the heart when harvesting. Leeks prefer cooler and humid climates.

Other names
Latin botanical names: allium porrum
English names: Leek 
German names: Lauch, Porree
Portuguese names: Alho-poró
Spanish names: Puerro
French names: Poireau

Leeks contain vitamin C, vitamin K and folic acid as well as the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium and the trace elements iron and manganese. Leeks also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E as well as various minerals, including potassium, sodium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, iodine and zinc. Leeks are high in fiber but low in fat and carbohydrates. Due to its vitamin B and C content and the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphate, potassium and silicon, leeks have a diuretic, laxative and antiseptic effect.

Potent germination capacity: 2-3 years

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