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Vegetable Description: Leeks most likely originated in the Mediterranean region, where they have been cultivated for over 3,000 years. Jewish tradition has included this member of the onion family since their nation's historic sojourn in Egypt. Greek and Roman cultures also record medicinal uses for the leek, and Nero himself ate vast quantities of it with the belief that it would benefit his voice quality. Leeks were later brought to the British Isles by Phonecian traders, where they came to be the national symbol of Wales. This vegetable is not as well known as its close relative, the onion, but chefs and gardeners alike appreciate the leek for its sweeter, more subtle flavor.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Allium porrum
Other Common Names: Giant Musselburgh
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 105
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 9200
Vegetable Height: 12” to 18”
Vegetable Spacing: 12 in to 24 in
Vegetable Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside after last frost. Plant seeds about ½” under soil surface, with 6” - 12” between plants.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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