Allium porrum. Sow Bandit leek seeds March to mid-June for fall and winter harvests. Bandit is extremely cold hardy and upright in habit. It develops substantial, thickened stems and attractive, very dark blue-green leaves. The stems add a little bit of weight for market growers, and can be blanched higher on the plants by hilling. The thick stems also make cleaning a little easier. Bandit shows very little bulbing, bolting, or splitting so it can be harvested into the following spring. The flavour is excellent and the sweetness improves with frost and cold weather.
Matures in 135 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)