Allium porrum
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Allium porrum

garden leek

  family alliaceae 
  genus allium 

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Genus  Allium Species  porrum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  garden leek   leek Family  ALLIACEAE Specimen number  S12019 Data source  UnVeg p227
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 07 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Allium porrum likes full sun.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It is sweeter and milder than onions. Allium porrum is a good low calorie food. There are many nutritional properties of merit in Leek (sometimes called garden leek); for example vitamin A and vitamin E can both be found. This plant is most frequently used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method    Planting style  Clumps Crop spacing  6" - 8" Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Nov 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  150 to 190 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Low calorie   Vitamin A   Vitamin E Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  sweeter and milder than onions
Horticulture notes  This plant's 8 month extended planting season continues from April through November. Typical crop spacing is 6". Provide 1' spacing between rows. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 150 to 190 days. Allium porrum is typically propagated using a cutting.
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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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