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'Lancelot' Leeks
 
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Description: Hybrid. Early-season, 12- to 14-inch, mild-flavored, thick interiors with upright, dark blue-green flag. Resists bolting.
Days To Maturity: 90-100
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Overall: (5.0 Stars)Overall
Taste: (5.0 Stars)Taste
Yield: (4.8 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (5.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 04/17/2012 by pointydog - An experienced gardener

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Orange, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I have grown these a few years, always from starts. Most years I harvest medium-small leeks in November and cellar them for the winter. This year I left them in and am I currently harvesting big, beautiful leeks that overwintered in our unusually warm winter to put on amazing size and girth in the past few months. Not sure how to rate these since the mild winter definitely contributed to their remarkable size this year. They are always reliable and delicious though this is the first year they have been as big as the specialty market leeks.
 

Reviewed on 02/20/2012 by Carl - An experienced gardener

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Sullivan, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I grew these from plants (Miller\'s), and had no problems. Started harvesting in September, and continued up through March when covered with leaves. Found that the deer loved to invade the garden for them in mid-winter.
 
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Reviewed on 03/10/2011 by Little Minnie - An experienced gardener

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Sherburne, Minnesota, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I have always prefered Lancelot leeks. They are so early and reliable. I wish they were easier to find as plants. Earliness is a great virtue.
 
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Reviewed on 01/07/2009 by Evilsunflower - An intermediate gardener

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Washington, New York, United States
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We were harvesting small half inch thick leeks by early August and I just pulled the last of them before they were covered in snow in late December. They taste like a leek should and grew beautifully. No complaints from me.
 
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Reviewed on 10/01/2008 by Digit - An experienced gardener

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Spokane, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I've had these over 3 seasons now and can compare them with a couple tries with American Flag. Lancelot outperformed AF and has been a consistent producer.
 
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Reviewed on 05/13/2006 by wja - An experienced gardener

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Onondaga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

4 years growing them. 3 years rated 5, one year from a different supplier would rate 3.5. Miller Nurseries had the 5's, Harris Seed the 3.5
 
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