Species Alliums being edible? Allium ampeloprasum

Mark BROWN brown.mark@wanadoo.fr
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:29:18 PDT
Roland you are a bit harsh.
I quite enjoy the milder cloves of elephant garlic.
It is much easier for me to grow anyway than true garlic.
Which I have to buy as I always forget to plant in the autumn.
When leeks are left to grow on they have great ornamental value.
The flower heads are in various shades of mauvey-pink to greenish white.
They are sound perennials. I know of quite a few gardens that use them amongst other plantings.
I also enjoy vinyard garlic or perpetual leeks which is a useful vegetable in winter and at this time of year.

> Message du 09/04/13 01:41
> Objet : Re: [pbs] Species Alliums being edible?
> My old leeks have formed true separate bulbs - round like an onion . The flavor intensity was similar to garlic.
> Chad Schroter

> On Apr 8, 2013, at 3:53 PM, "Bulborum Botanicum" wrote:
> > elephant garlic is Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum a tasteless garlic
> > Garlic is Allium sativum another species
> >
> > Roland"
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