LEEK LG MUSSELBURG
Large Musselburg Leek Seeds 1785 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.
How to Grow
315 seed/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 20 cm (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.
Biennial Harvested as an Annual
DAYS TO EMERGENCE
10 to 12
Medium Tall (50 to 100 cm)(20" to 39")
DAYS TO HARVEST
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Prior Experience Beneficial
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