American Flag Leek Seed Highlights
- Germination: 3 to 4 days.
- Soak: No need.
- Harvest: 12 to 15 days
- Flavor: Mild onion flavor.
- Nutrients: Vitamins B6, folate (B9) & C, and iron.
A relative of onion and garlic, American Flag Leeks taste like onions and will add color and flavor to any micro-salad or egg dish.
When chopped, leek microgreens smell like sweet onions, and their flavor is similar to mature leeks.
The finished microgreen is a long, slender green similar to miniature chives. Use leek microgreens as an onion substitute — fantastic on hamburgers, soups, garnishes, and more.
A small amount of leek microgreens goes a long way, as the onion flavor can overpower a dish if used too heavily.
Harvest leek microgreens when they reach a height of 2 1/2- to 4 inches.
Leeks will re-grow after harvest! You can get at least two or three cuttings.
The thin green stem will more than not have the remains of the black seed resting at the tip. So the seed pod isn’t much of an issue when cooking. If it bothers you, rinse them off with running water.
Leeks are ready to harvest between 12 and 15 days after sowing.
American Flag Leek Seed Package Sizes
- The Home Microgreens tray seed packet weighs 3.0 grams and contains approximately 1,000 seeds.
- The 1010-tray seed packet weighs 8.0 grams.
We also sell American Flag Leek seed in the following size packages.
- by the ounce
- 4-ounce packages
How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?
You don’t need to worry about how much seed you need if you use Home Microgreen planting trays or 1010 trays. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for a perfect tray of Leek microgreens.
The seeding area of a Home Microgreen Tray is 37.5 square inches.
However, if you’re using a different planting tray, use the calculator in the article below to figure out how much seed you need.
Click this link to use the calculator: Home Microgreens Seed Density Calculator.