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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    Only difference I've noticed is short squat ( leaves almost all the way to the ground) or quite long ( leaves just on top, a bad impression of an anorexic pineapple )
    All tast the same. To me anyway.

    Can't help with name confusion, sorry.

    So as ever not much help really
    The short squat ones are known as pot leeks. The long ones are known as blanch leeks. In between ones are known as intermediate.

    as for names, what's in a name? I still think that musselburgh for the kitchen take a lot of beating

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    What sort are Musselburgh please, Ap?
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    lolol, none of the above. The descriptors are for leeks grown for exhibition. There is a class sometimes for leeks from the seed bed and Musselburgh and similar would fall into that.
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    You just did it to confuse me even more, Ap.
    Mine are Seedbed leeks (if I'm lucky).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    The short squat ones are known as pot leeks. The long ones are known as blanch leeks. In between ones are known as intermediate.

    as for names, what's in a name? I still think that musselburgh for the kitchen take a lot of beating
    Thanks for that AP. I've heard these terms for leeks but never really understood .

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    I was devastated last season when the miners wrecked my harvest, will be trying very much harder to protect them this year.
    Sorry no help VC, happy birthday again tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    What sort are Musselburgh please, Ap?
    I think they are known as pot leeks because they are good for the pot.
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    Another duplicate name maybe?

    Blue green winter (Tadorna) https://www.johnsons-seeds.com/Home_...l#.XDO7Tlz7RPY

    I started by thinking that Tadorna and Tornado were the same (anagram). No proof of that yet!!
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