American Flag Leek 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 have an onion taste 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. Micro-leeks are often used as an onion substitute in many dishes — 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. The seed pod isn’t much of an issue when cooking. If it bothers you, they can be rinsed off with running water.
Leeks are ready to harvest between 12 and 15 days after sowing.
American Flag Leek Seeds Package Sizes
- Home Microgreens tray is 3.0-grams. The HM tray area is 37.5 square inches.
- 5- by 5-inch tray is 2.0-grams
- 10- by 10-inch tray is 8.0 grams
- by the ounce
- 4-ounce packages
How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?
If you use Home Microgreen planting trays, 5 by 5, or 1010 trays, there’s no need to worry. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for the provided tray.
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.