Species Alliums being edible? Allium ampeloprasum

Bulborum Botanicum bulborum@gmail.com
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:44:19 PDT
You are right Mark
just if you compare the two species the taste differences are immense
When I bought them the first time in Cyprus 20 years ago I expected a real
garlic taste
because they where so expensive and I was with a air-plane I didn't try
them home I just multiplied them
a few years later I tried them and found them disappointing and sold them

If you want less heavy garlic taste you just use the leaves from the garlic
the plants you just leave in the soil the whole year
Good time for planting them is now
and you can enjoy them the whole summer
I have maybe 10 varieties for you if you want


2013/4/9 Mark BROWN <brown.mark@wanadoo.fr>

> 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.
> Mark
> > 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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