‘Batter’ is a top performing leek variety with outstanding hardiness. Cropping from late autumn to early spring when the vegetable garden is decidedly bare, it boasts long, straight pale shafts of densely packed stems which rise to form thick, dark green leaves.
Easy to grow and with excellent resistance to pests, these leeks are also particularly tolerant of the fluctuating moisture and temperatures of the British winter, standing well throughout the coldest, wettest months. They can be left in the ground until needed, although once picked they will keep for up to 3 weeks in the fridge. Little care is required and they left to themselves until you’re ready to harvest them.
Whether picked early or left to mature, this versatile veg has a lovely sweet and mild flavour and a firm but tender texture when cooked. Use young baby stems in salads and stir fries and mature leeks for a great variety of dishes including soups and stews. Packed full of healthy vitamins and minerals including folate, iron and vitamins K, C and fibre, these are one of the best winter vegetables you can grow.
Supplied as 12 plug plants, ready for potting on or planting out.
How to grow leeks