Leek Giant French Carentan is a large growing cultivar of the all time French favourite, Carentan Leek - with stems (white portion) often growing as thick as 5cm and as long as 20 - 25cm, yet still maintaining the delicate and mild flavour and buttery texture, without becoming fibrous. Traditionally the base of the green leaves, typically the first 5 - 15cm are also used in a range of dishes as the base of the leaves are generally quite crisp and tender. Leeks are obviously a great addition to any diet as they are a great source of calcium, iron, potassium as well as vitamin A, folate and a range of antioxidants. Regardless of whether you have a salad, stew or soup planned, the intense flavour combined with the tender and crisp texture of Leek Giant French Carentan make it a great addition to any vegetable garden. Just like onion, carrots and other root or stem vegetables, Leek plants prefer a loose, friable soil with high organic matter to ensure they produce large and delicious vegetables.
Advantages of Leek Giant French Carentan
Real french Leek variety
Traditional Leek texture, aroma and flavour
Desirable tender-leaves, ideal for cooking, not as chewy as the older heirloom varieties!
Ideal in cooking and as a seasoning or garnish
Very easy to grow
30 - 45cm height at maturity
Plant in vegetable garden, thinning to 5-10cm apart
Prefers relatively sunny aspect
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Southern Australia (does not handle hot tropics well)
Easy to grow garden vegetable
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden