This Scottish heirloom leek was introduced near Edinburgh in the 1830’s. Highly adaptable, perfect for home or market gardens. Consistent producer of 3″, white, tender stalks and is very winter hardy.
Giant Musselburg Leek History
This Scottish heirloom leek was introduced near Edinburgh in the 1830’s. Highly adaptable, perfect for home or market gardens. Consistent producer of 3″, white, tender stalks and is very winter hardy. Excellent yield and flavor leeks. Wonderful in soups.
Growing Giant Musselburg Leek
Growing Giant Musselburgh leeks are a great choice for the novice gardener as they germinate easily and require very little care. Plant the seeds directly outside if soil temps are at least 60 F. (15 C.) or inside several weeks before the last frost in your area. Leeks germinate fairly well in cold soil. Plant the leeks (or transplant) in an area of sun if you live in a cooler region to part shade for those of you in warmer climates. In warm climates, plant leeks as an overwintering crop, that is start them in the early summer. For those in cooler climes, plant leeks in the spring for a late fall to early winter harvest.
Preserving and Storing Giant Musselburg Leek
Leeks do not freeze well. ey develop a strong, bitter avor. Freezing also makes leeks mushy. they also are not good candidates for canning because the high heat of pressure canning turns the product to mush. they can be dried. Wash well and cut in 1⁄4-inch slices. Dry at 145 degrees F until crisp. Click Here to learn more
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Giant Musselburg Leek Seeds Nutrition
- Leeks are a good source of vitamins A, C and K (important for helping your blood to clot). They also contain minerals such as iron (which is important for red blood cells) and manganese (involved in the regulation of brain and nerve function). Leeks are also a good source of dietary fibre. Energy – 100 g of leeks supplies 125 kJ.
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