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Allium porrum
Synonyms: A. ampeloprasum porrum

Common Name(s): Leek
Family: Liliaceae
Growth Habit: Func. Annual/Biennial
Growing Days: 80 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=75° (F)
Opt.Min=55° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Winter Minimum: 36° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Moist light soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Not frost tender. Slow grower. Could be interplanted with early maturing crop like lettuce.
Cercospora, Rhizoctonia, Anthrachose
Additive - flavoring, Food - vegetable


Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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