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3 Bulbs Allium ampeloprasum wild leek , elephant garlic with Phytosanitary certification and Passport, grown by supplier

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    Allium ampeloprasum is a member of the onion genus Allium.
    The wild plant is commonly known as wild leek or broadleaf wild leek.
    Its native range is southern Europe to western Asia, but it is cultivated in many other places and has become naturalized in many countries.

    Allium ampeloprasum is regarded as native to all the countries bordering on the Black, Adriatic, and Mediterranean Seas from Portugal to Egypt to Romania.

    Allium ampeloprasum has been differentiated into five cultivated vegetables, namely leek, elephant garlic, pearl onion, kurrat, and Persian leek.

    Wild populations produce bulbs up to 3 cm across. Scapes are round in cross-section, each up to 180 cm tall, bearing an umbel of as many as 500 flowers. Flowers are urn-shaped, up to 6 mm across; tepals white, pink or red; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow.

    Allium ampeloprasum is a BULB growing to 1.8 m (6ft) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
    It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf from October to August, in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, insects.

    Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
    It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

    Bulb - raw or cooked. The small bulbs can vary considerably in size from 2 - 6cm. They have a fairly strong leek to garlic flavour and are nice as a flavouring in cooked foods.
    Leaves - raw or cooked. A pleasant mild to strong garlic flavour, they are available from late autumn to the spring though they can become rather tough and fibrous as they get older.
    Flowers - raw. A similar flavour to the leaves but they have a somewhat dry texture and are best used as a flavouring in cooked foods.
    The bulbils have a mild garlic flavour and make a nice flavouring in salads and cooked foods.
    They can also be pickled.

    Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame, though it can also be sown in a cold frame in the spring.
    Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle.
    Well-grown plants can be planted out into their final positions in late summer or the autumn, otherwise grow them on for a further year in pots and plant them out the following summer.
    Division in late summer or early autumn.
    Dig up the bulbs when the plants are dormant and divide the small bulblets at the base of the larger bulb.
    Replant immediately, either in the open ground or in pots in a cold frame.
    Bulbs - plant out as soon as they are ripe in late summer.
    The bulbs can be planted direct into their permanent positions, though you get better results if you pot them up and plant them out the following spring.
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