Belgian Breeder's Winter Mix Leek
Origin: Belgium, via Oregon
Improvement status: Breeding population
Seeds per packet: ~100
Germination tested 11/2021: 78%
Life cycle: Biennial and/or Perennial
From breeder Frank Morton: "This came to me unsolicited from a fellow breeder years ago — a beautiful F6 population of winter leeks, ready for selection into varieties with distinct traits. I'm passing this opportunity on to others in this F7 population, a wondrous blend of leek colors, leaf widths, shaft lengths and diameters. This is a real gift to the organic community at a time when open-pollinated leeks are disappearing and their quality is in decline. Breeding populations like this can help organic farmers quickly select new varieties suited to their needs and location. Farm Original Variety!"
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