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Effect of age and planting depth of leek transplants on the amount and quality of yield of leeks grown as an aftercrop

Edward Kunicki

Department of Vegetable Crops
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland

In a 3-year investigation transplants of leeks 11, 13, and 15 weeks of age were planted in mid-July at depths of 6, 12, and 18 cm and spacing of 40×15 cm. Growing leeks after early potatoes demonstrated the possibility of using this technology in practice. The length of the period in which the field was used for these two crops amounted on the average to 212 days. The obtained marketable yield of leeks grown as aftercrop was 17.1-33.6 t/ha. The age of transplants (11, 13, and 15 weeks) had no effect on the height and quality of the yield. With increasing depth of planting the pseudostem and its blanched part were longer, but the content of dry matter and vitamin C was lower.

Kunicki E., 1993. Effect of age and planting depth of leek transplants on the amount and quality of yield of leeks grown as an aftecrop. Folia Horticulturae V/2: 79-86.