Botanical Name: Allium ampeloprasum
Days to Maturity: 75 days
Native: Eastern Mediterranean region
Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 18″–30″ tall. Under optimal growing conditions, the white part of ‘King Richard’ can be 12″ long, making the entire plant up to 30″ long.
Variety Information: Leek plants resemble a long, fat green onion. The white lower portion has a mild onion flavor while the green tops are stronger tasting. Cold hardy to 20°F.