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botanical name:
Allium porrum 'Musselburgh'
Allium porrum 'Musselburgh' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Leek 'Musselburgh', Leek 'Giant Musselburgh'
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: white
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 10
description:
Very popular and reliable leek variety, producing thick, medium length white stems. Excellent flavour and very frost hardy.

cultivation:
Best in well drained, fertile soil and full sun, but will tolerate a range of soil types. Very hardy and over-winters well.
Normally grown as an annual or biennial.
Transplant seedlings into 15cm holes and water in. Earth up stems as they grow.
Harvest from autumn through winter to early spring.

propagation:
From seed, sown in early spring.

usage:
Edible vegetable

other notes:
Raised by James Hardcastle of Musselburgh, Scotland and introduced about 1834

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