Giant Musselburgh Leek - Packet

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Very hardy and very large, we recommend Giant Musselburg Leek for distinctive flavor, as well as superb overwintering qualities. Simmer a pot of Potato Leek Soup, or chill for Vichyssoise. Sow seeds indoors early, to transplant to the garden when pencil thin. Plant in long straight rows, or decoratively around the edges.
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Introduced in the 1830s in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Giant Musselburgh leek variety is also known as American Flag or Scotch Flag. The term flag does not have a patriotic reference, but instead means plants that have sword-like foliage. One of the most popular varieties, Giant Musselburgh leeks are extremely cold hardy and adapt well to areas where frost and freezing temps are common. They are also very true to their name, reaching 9-15 inches in length and 2-3 inches in diameter when mature. They can be harvested before then if desired, and are actually their most flavorful when about an inch in diameter. Use Giant Musselburgh leeks whenever and wherever you would their garlic or onion relatives. They're milder and sweeter though, so will add their own unique flavor to all of your favorites. Chefs swear by them for soups and stews!
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.05 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 560 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Allium ampeloprasum
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/4-1/2 inch
Seed Spacing
4-5 inches (seeds); 12-24 inches (transplants)
Row Spacing
12-18 inches
Space After Thinning
12 inches
Days To Germinate
6-16 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Cold, Heat
Seed Life Cycle
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
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