‘Monstrueux De Carentan’

Leek / Poireau / Πράσο


Common Name: Leek / Poireau / Πράσο

Scientific Name : Allium porrum


Plant’s cycle: perennial

Light Requirement: full sun

Soil type: succeeds in most soils, pH from 5.2 to 8.3

Sowing in nursery: March

Direct Planting: April

Germination: 7 days

Harvest: Autumn

Spacing: 12cm/30cm/0.5cm deep  


Flower is hermaphrodite

Pollination: cross-pollinated by insects

Plant is Self-Fertile

Seed preservation: 2 to 6 years


Edible Parts: Flowers; Leaves; Root.

Other Uses: Repellent

Medicine: Anthelmintic;  Antiasthmatic;  Anticholesterolemic;  Antiseptic;  Antispasmodic;  Cholagogue;  Diaphoretic;  Diuretic;  Expectorant;  Febrifuge;  Stimulant;  
Stings;  Stomachic;  Tonic;  Vasodilator

Known Hazards: Although no individual reports regarding this species have been seen, there have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in large quantities and by some mammals, of certain members of this genus. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible.