Leek Batter
Leek Batter
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Leek 'Batter'

Superbly long and straight with a tasty, mild flavour
  • Incredibly hardy and robust with outstanding resistance to pests.
  • Long, straight shafts with and excellent, mild flavour.
  • Tolerant to changes in moisture and temperature, and stands well through the winter.
  • Packed with healthy vitamins and minerals including folate, iron and vitamins K, C and fibre.
  • Supplied as 12 plug plants, ready for potting on or planting out.

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Item: 380100
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‘Batter’ is a top performing leek variety with outstanding hardiness. Cropping from late autumn to early spring when the vegetable garden is decidedly bare, it boasts long, straight pale shafts of densely packed stems which rise to form thick, dark green leaves.

Easy to grow and with excellent resistance to pests, these leeks are also particularly tolerant of the fluctuating moisture and temperatures of the British winter, standing well throughout the coldest, wettest months. They can be left in the ground until needed, although once picked they will keep for up to 3 weeks in the fridge. Little care is required and they left to themselves until you’re ready to harvest them.

Whether picked early or left to mature, this versatile veg has a lovely sweet and mild flavour and a firm but tender texture when cooked. Use young baby stems in salads and stir fries and mature leeks for a great variety of dishes including soups and stews. Packed full of healthy vitamins and minerals including folate, iron and vitamins K, C and fibre, these are one of the best winter vegetables you can grow.

Supplied as 12 plug plants, ready for potting on or planting out.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Apply high nitrogen fertiliser to your leek bed just prior to planting them out in summer to help them through a long growing season.

Care Information

How to grow leeks

  • Soak plug plants in water for several hours before planting 30cm (1ft) apart, and 60cm (2ft) bertween rows.
  • Water well until established, then water only during very dry periods.
  • The length of the white stems can be increased by gradually drawing up soil around the plants as they grow, shielding the stems from light.

Harvest

  • Lift leeks by using a fork to lever them out of the ground from October to March.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
45 cm
30 cm
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1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
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