Organic Giant Musselburgh Leek - Allium ampeloprasum
This rare Scottish heirloom has been around the States since the 1830’s. Considered one of the hardiest winter crops, this traditional leek offers a delectable mild and smooth taste. Traditionally, this biennial crop, offers harvests well into the fall in protected areas, through the winter and even the spring. We know of folks harvesting it from frozen ground!
This delicious crop has been cultivated for hundreds of years in Europe. Its tender stalk and rich flavor can be used raw, in soups, stews, stir-fry, casseroles and in general where onions are called for. This is one of the largest yet tasty leeks, providing thick white stalks 2-3” in diameter. One of the hardiest leeks, known to be the last to bolt and the longest lasting.
- Sun: Full-Partial
- Deer Resistant
- Direct Sow: 6-8 weeks before last frost, or when soil is workable
- Seed Count: 60
- Days to Maturity: 100-110
- Plant Size: 6"-10"