King Richard Leek (Alium ampeloprasum)
This fast growing, early maturing variety can be started in early spring for mild, onion-flavored summer leeks that are great on the grill, sautéed, or in quiche. The usable white shafts can reach a foot long before the first, light green leaf. It can withstand a few light frosts, so it makes for a reliable fall leek.
Days to maturity: 80