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Name: 'Large Musselburg' Leek (Porrum Group) 1785
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Teaser: The mild tasting, white stems are absolutely delicious in stews, soups and other dishes. An essential component in European cuisine.
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Heirloom Vegetable

This delicious tasting member of the onion family produces leaves that are a medium green with a nicely elongated stem 20-22.5 cm (8-9") long and 5-7.5 cm (2-3") thick. The mild tasting, white stems are absolutely delicious in stews, soups and other dishes. Serve this variety baked in parchment for a tasty treat. An essential component in European cuisine. Introduced in 1834.

  • Packet $1.89
  • 25g  $6.55
  • 125g $19.70

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Product Code 1785
How To Grow 315 seeds/gram Leeks are a long season plant so start seed indoors in February and early March. Sow the seed 7 mm (1/4") deep in a soil-less medium and keep at 20 C (68 F) during germination and growth. Transplant seedlings outside later in the spring when they are around 20cm (8") tall. Space the transplants 10-15 cm (4-6") apart in rows 30-45 cm (12-18") apart. Seed can also be sown directly into the garden in April through June.
Life Cycle Biennial Harvested as an Annual
Propagation Start Indoors
Days to Emergence 10 to 12
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Sturdy
Height Medium Tall %2850 to 100 cm%29%2820%22 to 39%22%29
Frost Tolerance Frost Hardy
Days to Harvest 90
Degree of Difficulty Prior Experience Beneficial
Heritage Heirloom
Family Name Alliaceae
Latin Allium ampeloprasum porrum
 
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