Species Alliums being edible?

Bulborum Botanicum bulborum@gmail.com
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:53:04 PDT
elephant garlic is Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum a tasteless garlic
Garlic is Allium sativum an other species


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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