Leek 'Giant Musselburgh'
Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum
Giant Musselburgh is a variety of Leek which is a member of the Allium family. Its botanical name is Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum 'Giant Musselburgh'. Giant Musselburgh is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety.
This popular Scottish heirloom (heritage) leek is known for its large, fat, tender stalks, mild flavor, and overwintering capabilities. It does well in the North or South.A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Giant Musselburgh normally grows to a mature height of 30.0 cm (that's 11.7 inches imperial).
United Kingdom is believed to be where Giant Musselburgh originates from.
Giant Musselburgh Leek is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Leek 'Giant Musselburgh'
Growing Giant Musselburgh from seed
Transplanting Giant Musselburgh
Make a hole with dibber 6 in/15cm deep and place plant into each hole then fill with water. Do not fill hole with soil. As the season progresses, dirt will fall into the hole slowly blanching the leek.Giant Musselburgh is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.
Harvesting Giant Musselburgh
Leek 'Giant Musselburgh' information
How long does Giant Musselburgh take to grow?
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Officially Introduced in 1834, but grown for a long time before that.
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