Leek, Giant Musselburgh
- Stalks grow to 9-15 inches long
- Stalks grow to 2-3 inches in diameter
- Very tolerant of cold
- Mild flavor
- 80-150 days from transplant
- ±9,700 seeds/oz
(aka Scotch Flag) Scottish variety introduced in the early 1800s. Enormous leeks that are 9-15" long by 2-3" in diameter. Tender white stalks, dark blue-green fan-shaped leaves. Mild flavor, stands winter well. Good buncher for market gardens. 80-150 days from transplant. ±9,700 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop requires a long growing season and should be started indoors in mid to late winter. You can transplant them outdoors 1-2 weeks after all danger of frost has passed.
Plant your seeds 1/4 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Fertilize your seedlings when they are 2-3 inches high. When planting outdoors, leave 1-3 inches of the plant above the soil.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. This crop may require regular applications of fertilizer and water.