Leeks

Giant Musselburgh Leek

Giant Musselburgh Leek

LK371

105 days. One of the best winter-hardy leeks you can grow. This Scottish heirloom has provided families with hearty soups and stews since the 1830s. An old dependable leek that produces thick white stalks 2-3 inches in diameter. The mild flavor and smooth, tender stalks explain why this variety has been passed from one generation to the next. The largest leek in our trials and one of the last to bolt.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 175 seeds per 1/2 gram.
  • LK371/S
  • 1/2 gram
  • $3.15

  • LK371C500
  • 500 seeds
  • $5.05

  • LK371/P
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $5.20

  • LK371C1M
  • 1M
  • $7.95

  • LK371/B
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $9.95

  • LK371C5M
  • 5M
  • $28.75
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/2 gramFertilizer Needs
50-85°F6-161/4-1/2"45°F4-5"12-18"70%1 year≈ 175Medium


Allium ampeloprasum Packed with vitamins K and A, this hearty member of the onion-family is superb in soups and stews, grilled, or sliced into slivers and added to omelets. Get creative with this versatile veggie!

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

Culture
• Leeks are a frost-hardy cool season crop requiring a long growing period
• Best growth is achieved with fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Plant in a trench 5 inches deep and wide, work in 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• Blanch to increase the length of white stem by gradually filling in the trench as the leeks grow

Direct Sowing
• Thin to the strongest plant when 4-5 inches

Transplanting
• Sow up to 10-12 seeds in a 4-6 inch pot
• If tops reach over 5 inches before transplant, cut to 3 inches
• When planting out carefully separate the seedlings and place in a shallow trench
• Fill trench around seedlings and water in well

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest anytime the leeks are 1/2 inch in diameter or larger
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity
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Performed fairly well
May 12, 2017  |  By Stephan
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Didn't size up quite as much as I would have liked, and there was a lot of variability between plants. But they still got to a decent size, they held fairly well over months of wet cold Seattle winter weather, and the taste was excellent.
all year long
Apr 5, 2014  |  By Kate
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I love this leek. Big, survived all winter, didn't bolt, survived the chickens, survived me. Had one or two rot out this spring in our saturated clay soil.
Grows well
Jan 6, 2014  |  By Doug
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I'm still a novice at leeks. Planted in the spring time, and harvested at the beginning of fall. Didn't leave it long enough to see how it did in colder weather, but it didn't bolt in the summer.