Biennial. 100-120 days. Unique among leeks, Jaune du Poitou was described by Vilmorin and others as being unusually large, tender and early. Shanks blanch to a delicate yellow, or jaune in French. In his book, 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From, William Woys Weaver offers an account of finding these spectacular yard-tall leeks with golden yellow leaves in the garden of a tiny seed shop in Alsace.  Through his original collection in, he was able to begin distributing this rarity in the U.S. and was it’s original source.1/4-1/2 tsp per packet

Jaune du Poitou Leek