The Story of Prizetaker
This English heirloom leek first appeared in American seed catalogs at the end of the 1880s. It is also known as 'Lyon' leek.
Leeks have a history that can be traced to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia where it is illustrated in carvings and drawings dating to he second millennium BCE.
The leek is also a national emblem of the Welsh and in Henry V, William Shakespeare even notes that the custom of Welshmen wearing a leek to identify themselves is an "ancient tradition".