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A large, reliable Scottish heirloom that has been around since 1883. Exceptionally hardy with an excellent flavour and a tender texture. Perfect for colder climates.
Musselburgh Leek Seeds
[105 days from transplant] The Musselburgh is a large, mid-season leek well beloved in Britain for its mild flavour, tender stalks, and excellent tolerance to cold. It also happens to be one of the larger leeks, averaging 9-15" long by 2-3" in diameter, with just one leek providing a more than ample portion for the average soup or stew.
A biennial grown as an annual, leeks are one of the most treasured winter vegetables because their frost-hardiness will allow a gardener a fresh supply of onions all winter long. Musselburgh leeks are easy to grow, require next to maintenance, and a rarely bothered by cold, heat, or pests. Great for beginning gardeners!
Can you grow leeks in the winter? Most leeks are a year round vegetable to grow! Starting leeks indoors in the winter is the best way before planting out in the early Spring. Planting out early in the Spring will provide you with a quality summer harvest. Alternatively, you can transplant in late summer for an all-winter harvest due to leeks being a cool-season cropping vegetable.
What vegetables should I avoid planting with Musselburgh leek seeds? Musselburgh leeks tend to companion grow with beetroot, carrots, celery, onion and spinch. Leeks help carrots grow due to being a natural rust fly repellant. However, you should avoid planting leek seeds anywhere near beans and peas!
How to store leeks over winter after harvesting? You can store leeks for up to 10 days by wrapping them in damp paper towels and in a plastic bag with air holes. Make sure you trim the Musselburgh leeks roots, also washing the leaves and stem before refrigerating.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 20 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 100 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
- Suited for small space growing
Sow and Harvest Times