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Allium porrum 'Pancho' (Leek 'Pancho')

Intermediate
skill rating
4 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium porrum 'Pancho'

Other names

Leek 'Pancho'

Genus

Allium Allium

Variety or Cultivar

'Pancho' _ 'Pancho' is a tufted, bulbous perennial, typically grown as an annual vegetable crop, with wide, erect, strap-shaped, blue-green leaves borne by a long, slender, cylindrical, edible, white stalk typically ready for harvest from autumn to early spring depending upon when seed is sown. Resistant to rust and bolting.


Allium porrum 'Pancho' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Leek moth , Onion fly Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Leek moth , Onion fly

Bolting , Bull neck , Downy mildew , Neck rot , Saddleback , Shanking , Smut , White rot , White tip Bolting , Bull neck , Downy mildew , Neck rot , Saddleback , Shanking , Smut , White rot , White tip

General care

Pruning

Remove flower stems as they appear.

Propagation

Sow under glass from mid- to late spring for an late autumn or winter harvest. Sow thinly, 1.5cm deep, 30cm apart. Thin seedlings as necessary.

Propagation methods

Seed, Sets


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Where to grow

Allium porrum 'Pancho' (Leek 'Pancho') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, aerated & well-drained soil in sun. Add compost or well-rotted manure while digging over in winter if the plot was not manured for the previous crop. Add general fertiliser 1 week before planting. Water regularly in growth.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Allium porrum 'Pancho'

Other names

Leek 'Pancho'

Genus

Allium Allium

Variety or Cultivar

'Pancho' _ 'Pancho' is a tufted, bulbous perennial, typically grown as an annual vegetable crop, with wide, erect, strap-shaped, blue-green leaves borne by a long, slender, cylindrical, edible, white stalk typically ready for harvest from autumn to early spring depending upon when seed is sown. Resistant to rust and bolting.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Leek moth , Onion fly

Specific diseases

Bolting , Bull neck , Downy mildew , Neck rot , Saddleback , Shanking , Smut , White rot , White tip

General care

Pruning

Remove flower stems as they appear.

Propagation

Sow under glass from mid- to late spring for an late autumn or winter harvest. Sow thinly, 1.5cm deep, 30cm apart. Thin seedlings as necessary.

Propagation methods

Seed, Sets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Allium porrum 'Pancho' (Leek 'Pancho') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, aerated & well-drained soil in sun. Add compost or well-rotted manure while digging over in winter if the plot was not manured for the previous crop. Add general fertiliser 1 week before planting. Water regularly in growth.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

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