Allium ampeloprasum

Allium ampeloprasum is native to a wide range of areas, all countries bordering Mediterranean, Adriatic, and the Black Sea, as well as it is cultivated widely in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan, China, Australia and North, and South America. In some locations being considered an invasive plant. It is also known as Wild Leek, Broadleaf Wild Leek, and in Virginia, it is known as Yorktown Onion. It is a member of the onion family of Amaryllidaceae. There are several varieties of Allium ampeloprasum which include, leek, pearl onion, Persian leek native to Iran, and called Tareh in Persian used commonly in many of Persian dishes, Kurrat or Egyptian leek or Salad leek and elephant garlic.

Allium Ampeloprasum

Allium ampeloprasum is a bulb it flowers July to August, later producing seeds. Plant in dry or moist and well-drained soil but in the sun as it dislikes shade. It can grow both in sandy as well as clay soil.

Allium Ampeloprasum

Allium ampeloprasum is deciduous. Propagate by seed. The plant is pest-free but, watch out with Onion White rot and Downy Mildew. No pruning is necessary.

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