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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Perennial Leek / Perpetual Leek

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Perennial Leek / Perpetual Leek

Young perennial leeks waking up
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Young perennial leeks waking up
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Perennial Leek / Perpetual Leek

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Allium Ampeloprasum
We bought seeds for an interesting hardy, perennial leek from Kelly Winterton a few years back, when searching for sources of open pollinated perennial potato onions. This fellow has dedicated a huge part of his life to cultivating and sharing knowledge about perennial onion family plants.

The idea of having a leek patch that expands on its own every year, and easily over winters in our zone 5b site seemed intriguing. 2 years later and we’re learning not only are these plants incredibly hardy, but they multiply and expand rapidly in the garden with very little care!

The perpetual leek hasn’t blown us away with huge sizes just yet (although given enough space and rich soil they should size up wonderfully), but once established, they can easily be expanded into a colony and provide beautiful, rich leek flavors in dishes without having to start from seed every year.

We’re interested in learning how they can become part of guilds around long term food bearing trees, where they can divide and multiply on their own in a deep mulch, and we can periodically sneak a few out during the cool months to cook, and leave the rest to grow like mad! They also flower and make ample seed, a great benefit for folks interested in open genetics and plants that wish to adapt to their sites.

A wonderful blog posting here: details how they grow and compare to normal annual leeks. If you happen to be in Australia you should absolutely check this site out as they have an amazing selection of perennial vegetables and other rare plants!

This is a real winner of a perennial onion family plant and we feel like we’re just scratching the surface with it!

Please be aware that at dormant times of year there is naturally some goo, discoloration, winter damage, etc on the plants. This is normal and they will perk up and be beautiful in no time!

About 1’ to 2’ tall generally

Site Preference:
Seems tolerant of a very wide number of soils and sites, most production full sun and sweet soil but will live under trees and shrubs if put there

Zone 4?

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