Species Alliums being edible?

David Ehrlich idavide@sbcglobal.net
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:35:33 PDT
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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