Allium ampeloprasum 'Musselburgh'

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Leek
Musselburgh
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Scientific Classification
Species: Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum
Heirloom
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Hybrid
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Open pol
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Musselburgh is a Scottish heirloom leek originally introduced in 1834. with a thick, flavorful stalk and a mild taste.[1]

Planner[edit]

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow indoors
Sow outdoors
Plant out
Harvest

Growing[edit]

Sowing[edit]

Indoors

Sow thinly in trays of seed compost, cover with 1.5cm (½in) of compost, firm gently and keep moist. Cover tray with glass, polythene or propagator lid and keep at approximately 15°C (60°F). Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days.[2]

Outdoors

Sow thinly in a prepared seed bed in rows 20cm (8in) apart. Cover with 1.5cm (½in) of fine soil, firm gently and keep moist.

Growing on[edit]

Indoor

Remove cover when seedlings appear. When large enough transplant 5cm (2in) apart in trays. Stand outside for a few days in late May (avoid frosts). [2]

Transplanting[edit]

When 12cm (5in) tall transplant into holes 15cm (6in) apart with 30cm (12in) between rows.[2]

Harvest[edit]

Harvest from October onwards.[2]

References[edit]

  1. (2003). Seeds for Heirloom Onions and Open Pollinated Leek Seeds. Roguelands Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Company. Retrieved: 2010-07-29.
  2. a b c d (2010). Leek: Musselburgh - Seed Packet. Wilkinson. Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
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