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    Do you think that your leek quandary applies to other veg as well.
    For instance - when Soopaseeders (hopefully a nonexistent supplier) announces that they have a new to them Lumpy Carrot that is fly resistant, quick maturing and a wonderful flavour they haven’t just renamed VC Carrot that is sold be a different supplier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Some have bluey leaves and some are paler, I have some that call themselves Violet but haven't tried them yet.

    .......and some say they are summer leeks and some are over wintering


    ........and some say they are baby leeks (but every leek is a baby at some stage in its life).
    I do struggle with the summer/ winter thing ! ( on all veg )
    I'm not very experienced with the leek growing thing I've only ever grown 3 varieties I always grow Musselburgh ( the short squat ones ).
    Do violet actually look violet? They sound very exciting.
    I'm not saying anything else or you'll come up with some weird and wonderful leek growing challenge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    Do violet actually look violet? They sound very exciting.
    I'm not saying anything else or you'll come up with some weird and wonderful leek growing challenge
    These are the violet ones - https://www.foodforests.eu/products/...er-violet-leaf

    More at https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/e...t-victor-leek/

    Its says the violet appears with the cold.

    Hmmmmmmm - the leek challenge.
    That's easy - sow leeks every month of the year and pick some every month too. Easy peasy.
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    I'm reminded of the Kalette/Pretty Posy sprouts that turned out to be the same.

    I've just looked up Saint Victor on a French website. Looks green to me! They say it's an improvement on Bleu de Solaise:
    https://www.fermedesaintemarthe.com/...victor-ab.aspx
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    They do look very pretty.

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    There are loads of different cultivars none of which are alike. Some are frost hardy and can be picked right through until march and others are best harvested in September.

    I have tried quite a few of them but usually now stick with Musselborough which seems to do well in my area. The only other leeks I will try are leeks grown from grass or pips of a show strain which come good in September.
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    Sown this lot today - as a start

    8 types of leeks

    Elefant
    Giant Bulgarian
    Jaune de Poitou
    Lincoln
    Musselburgh
    Pennine F1
    St Victor d'hiver
    Iranian

    A pinch of each in modules in the prop (as there's room at the moment and won't be next week - Fruits).

    I did have a couple of others but the above were all past their Sow by dates so its germination test too.
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