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'Shades of Belgian Blue' Leek

'Shades of Belgian Blue' Leek

Regular price $4.25 Sale

Allium porrum

Origin: Philomath, Oregon

Improvement status: Breeding population

Seeds per packet: ~120

Germination tested 12/2022: 85%

Life cycle: Perennial

From Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon. Selected from his Belgian Breeders Mix, this is a broadleaf blue-blushed winter leek selected especially for resistance to rust, which seems to be an increasing problem in both leek and garlic in Oregon. There is still plenty of genetic diversity for further selection in your own location, but this population has a strong expression of blue (to purple) pigments, with thick to medium shafts well wrapped for blanching.

This variety carries the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) pledge, which states: “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict other's use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.” More information on OSSI can be found at osseeds.org.