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Leek 'Giant Musselburgh'

Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum

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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!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Giant Musselburgh have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Giant Musselburgh

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Giant Musselburgh likes a position of partial sun and remember to water moderately. Giant Musselburgh is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

Growing Giant Musselburgh from seed

Start indoors several weeks before last frost.

Sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 16°C / 61°F.

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

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid winter.

Leek Giant Musselburgh Etymology

Officially Introduced in 1834, but grown for a long time before that.

Misspellings of Leek 'Giant Musselburgh'

Giant Musselburg, Musselburg Improved, Musselburg, Musselburg heirloom, heirloom Musselburg

Other Names for Leek 'Giant Musselburgh'

Large Musselburgh