Long white stem with pale green upright leaves, mild flavour. Affected by heavy frosts. Can achieve white stem 30cm to first leaf. 75 days.
Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum
Originating from the Middle East and cultivated in Europe since pre-historic times. Richer than onions in vitamin C, sulphur, potassium and calcium. Eat in salads, stews, quiche and soups. Likes deep, rich soil. Stems are hilled with soil to blanch. Start harvesting at 2cm thick, stores well in fridge. Sow spring to autumn in cooler areas. Autumn to Spring in warmer areas. (We cannot send to Tasmania)
350-450 seeds per gram