Very easy to grow heirloom
introduced in 1834, near Edinburgh, Scotland.
Huge thick stems, exceptional cold-hardiness.
Considered the most cold hardy and dependable of all. Included in the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium ampeloprasum v. porrum
Start seeds in flats up to 12 weeks before last frost. Transplant seedlings outdoors 6" apart. Requires rich, deeply dug, well-prepared, fertile soil. pH of soil should be 6-6.8. To blanch the lower stem: as plant grows, keep earth or mulch up to where the leaves diverge. Very cold-hardy, and even more so if mulched. Use before flowering stem forms in spring.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 19/Harvest 4-8/Yield 240-960/Spacing 4"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates winter cold and easy to grow.