Garden leek winter "De Carentan 3".
The variety is late ripening (period from germination to harvesting 125-175 days), cold-resistant. The plant is 30-50 cm high. The leaves are dark green, wide. The false stem is cylindrical, low - 10-25 cm, but thick - up to 5-6 cm in diameter.The mass of one plant is 200-325 g. Grown to obtain a bleached stem - "legs". The shape of the "leg" is cylindrical, diameter 3-4 cm, weight 200-300 g, height 15-20 cm. For food use a thickened, white part of the stem (false stem) with a delicate weak taste and young leaves (during storage - and colorless leaves ). Leek has a pleasant, slightly spicy taste. They are used fresh and stewed for preparing salads and other dishes.
Eng.: European Leek, Garden Leek. Suom.: Purjo, purjosipuli. Sven.: Purjolök. Bot.: Allium porrum L.