Species Alliums being edible?

Chad Schroter Chad.Schroter@sandisk.com
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:40:41 PDT
My  old leeks have formed true separate bulbs - round like an onion .  The flavor intensity was similar to garlic.

Chad Schroter
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On Apr 8, 2013, at 3:53 PM, "Bulborum Botanicum" <bulborum@gmail.com> wrote:

> elephant garlic is Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum a tasteless garlic
> Garlic is Allium sativum an other species
> Roland
> 2013/4/9 David Ehrlich <idavide@sbcglobal.net>
>> 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 gardenbetter@gmail.com
>> 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. : )
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