Large giant Musselburgh Leek (Allium ampeloprasum) Leek Vegetable - Organic, Non-GMO

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Large Giant Musselburgh Leek (Allium ampeloprasum) Leek Vegetable- Organic, Non-GMO


The Large giant Musselburgh Leek is a classic heirloom variety known for its robust and flavorful stalks. It's a biennial plant, meaning it typically takes two years to complete its life cycle.

Year 1:
- In the first year, the Large Musselburgh Leek grows as a vegetative plant, producing thick, edible stalks. These stalks are prized for their mild onion-like flavor and are often used in soups, stews, and various dishes.

Year 2:
- In the second year, the leek will bolt, producing a tall flower stalk. At this point, it's no longer suitable for culinary use, but you can collect the seeds from the flowers for future plantings.

Growing Instructions:

  • Sunlight: Leeks prefer full sun, but they can tolerate partial shade.
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil is ideal for leeks. Ensure good soil preparation with organic matter like compost.
  • Start seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep.
  • Germination usually takes 14 to 21 days.
  • Once the seedlings have 2-3 leaves, transplant them into individual pots or cells, spacing them 2 inches apart.
  • When the leek seedlings are about the thickness of a pencil and have at least 6 inches in height, they can be transplanted into the garden. Plant them in rows, 6-8 inches apart, with a spacing of 12-24 inches between rows.
  • Ensure consistent watering, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.
  • Leeks benefit from a side-dressing of compost or balanced fertilizer during the growing season.
  • Leeks should be hilled up (soil mounded around the base of the stalk) as they grow to create long, blanched stalks.
  • Harvest the leeks when they reach the desired size, typically in late summer or early fall, but they can be left in the ground over winter for a sweeter flavor.
  • Maturity for harvesting typically ranges from 100 to 120 days from sowing.
  • Seed count: 10

Enjoy the delicious, onion-like flavor of the Large Musselburgh Leek in your culinary creations.