My old leeks have formed true separate bulbs - round like an onion . The flavor intensity was similar to garlic. Chad Schroter Sent from my Toaster On Apr 8, 2013, at 3:53 PM, "Bulborum Botanicum" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > elephant garlic is Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum a tasteless garlic > Garlic is Allium sativum an other species > > Roland > > > 2013/4/9 David Ehrlich <email@example.com> > >> Smuel -- >> I have never seen leek left in the ground, but I am told it becomes like >> garlic. I have also been told that elephant garlic is really just a >> variety of >> leek. However, I do know that leek has a solid scape, and >> when you shop for it summer or later, you must be careful to make sure >> that the >> scape has not yet started. If it has, you will end up having to discard >> nearly >> half the plant. The scape is inedibly hard. >> >> David E. >> >> ________________________________ >> From: Shmuel Silinsky firstname.lastname@example.org >> I wonder what happens if leek is not >> harvested and let to form a bulb? Another is what they call elephant >> garlic - the catalog of Nichol's Nursery in Oregon says they introduced it >> as a crop and gave it the elephant garlic name. I have not seen it wild >> here, but would sure like to. : ) >> _______________________________________________ >> pbs mailing list >> email@example.com >> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php >> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/ > > > > -- > R de Boer > La Maugardiere 1 > F 27260 EPAIGNES > FRANCE > > Phone./Fax 0033-232-576-204 > Email: firstname.lastname@example.org > Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Bulborum/… > _______________________________________________ > pbs mailing list > email@example.com > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/ ________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies).