Leek 'Autumn Giant'
Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum
Autumn Giant is a variety of Leek which is a member of the Allium family. Its botanical name is Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum 'Autumn Giant'.
Heavy uniform stems and mid green upright foliage. This variety is RHS recomended and had a resistance to ’bulbiness and bolting as well as a high rust tolerance. It can be harvested during the autumn and winter as it will stand well in the gardenThis variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Autumn Giant normally grows to a mature height of 30.0 cm (that's 11.7 inches imperial).
Autumn Giant Leek is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Leek 'Autumn Giant'
Water well to establish and earth up as necessary to blanch the stem.Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Autumn Giant is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will typically do well in a variety of different extremes of cold temperature.
Growing Autumn Giant from seed
For the earliest crops sow 1cm deep in pots or modules under glass or in a propagator at 15C in late winter early spring. For main crops sow thinly out doors or under glass in the springSow at a depth of approx. 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) between Leek plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 16°C / 61°F.
Transplanting Autumn Giant
Harden off in mid to late spring and dib in 20cm deep into well prepared ground. Put one plant per hole and water in only to settle soil around the roots. Allow 20 to 25cm between plants and 30 cm between rows.Autumn Giant is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.
Harvesting Autumn Giant
Leek 'Autumn Giant' information
How long does Autumn Giant take to grow?
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