Zermatt Leek Seeds
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Zermatt Leek Seeds

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The Best for Baby Leeks!

Rust-resistant and simply delicious

Genus: Allium
Species: porrum
Variety: Zermatt
Item Form: (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Fruit Color: Green
Habit: Upright
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Additional Characteristics: Cool Season, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Season Extenders
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Harvest Season: Early Fall, Early Summer, Early Winter, Late Fall, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,  well-drained
Resistance: Rust
Soil Tolerance: Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses: Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Outdoor, Winter Interest

42 days after transplanting for baby leeks; 84 days for full-sized leeks.

It's no exaggeration to say that when you plant Zermatt, you simply can't go wrong. This leek is versatile, easy to grow, disease-resistant, and delicious. Whether you want a bumper crop of baby leeks, a long season of full-flavored leeks, or a late crop of tasty frost-tinged leeks ready for Thanksgiving, Zermatt is the one to rely upon!

Zermatt is a Swiss Giant type, but instead of maturing in early midseason, as most do, it's ready early in leek season. Start the seeds indoors (recommended) and harvest baby leeks in just 6 weeks from spring transplant. And by sowing the seed successively from March through May, you can still be enjoying mature leeks fresh from the garden in your autumn soups and stews! If you live in a climates that's relatively free of frost (though light frost won't hurt Zermatt), there's no reason why you shouldn't keep the harvest going through Christmas and into the new year.

This leek is rigidly upright, with stiff outstretched leaves ("flags") of mid-green. The shaft is long, bringing you extra bites from every plant, and the plant is rust-resistant, making it a good choice for gardens where that has been a problem in the past. It stores well after harvest, remaining fresh in the refrigerator up to a month . . . But there is nothing like the fresh, intense flavor of a just-picked Zermatt to liven up a dish!

You may wonder why baby leeks are popular, when spring onions would appear to fulfill the same need. In truth, baby leeks have a milder flavor and a more resilient texture, holding up better when cooked.

Zermatt is easy to grow, but preparation is the key. Like all leeks, it is a heavy feeder, so prepare the soil with plenty of manure and humus before planting. Heavy soils are tolerated, but lighter are preferred. And the drainage must be good.

Start the seeds indoors 12 to 14 weeks before the last scheduled spring frost in your area, sowing them 1/4-inch deep and covering lightly with vermiculite. Keep the seeds at about 70 degrees F until germination, then place them beneath grow lights or in a bright window. The seedlings will look like stalks of grass as they emerge.

When the seedlings are about 6 inches high, trim the top 2 inches off and continue to grow them on. They are ready to transplant when their stems are about the diameter of a pencil.

Transplant them in rows 18 inches apart, with each seedling about 10 inches apart. Place each seedling into a 6-inch-deep hole that is larger in diameter than the seedling. (Use the slender handle of a garden tool for quick, uniform planting holes.) The young plants will be nearly all below the soil line, which is important to help the stems blanch. But here's the trick: do not refill the hole with soil. Instead, water it in thoroughly and move on.

Within a week or two, the holes will have naturally filled back with soil, and as the plants grow, you may want to mound soil around their bases, extending the blanching process. (Don't get carried away, though; if you bury the stem too firmly or too deeply, it could rot the plant.)

You can also direct-sow the seeds in spring, but the plants will probably be smaller. If you do this, follow the same instructions for sowing and pruning the young plants. You may want to place the seeds closer together and then thin the young plants at about 6 inches high. The thinnings make nice additions to soups and stews!

When it's time to harvest the leek, bear in mind that the plants have grown very close together and the roots may be intertwined. Work the stem and root upwards with a fork and gently pat the soil back in place around plants you are NOT harvesting.

Leeks are delicious in so many dishes, and growing them is a snap. They make nice neighbors for your tomatoes, too! Give Zermatt a try this season. Pkt is 100 seeds.

Zermatt Leek Seeds

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.

Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.

Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.


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