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Organic Allium ampeloprasum 'Ping Pong' - Pearl onion | 10 pcs.

Organic Allium ampeloprasum 'Ping Pong' - Pearl onion | 10 pcs.

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Organic white-pink pearl onion

The Allium ampeloprasum is the ancestor of all leek species we know. It is also called pearl garlic, ancient leek or wild onion. The long flower stems with beautiful large pointed flower buds appear late in spring. The buds of the bulb flowers remain in a paper-like covering for a long time, which bursts open as soon as the flower develops into a beautiful spherical flower with many pearl-like flowers.

The Allium ampeloprasum 'Ping Pong' grows to a height of approximately 100 centimeters with a flower diameter of approximately 10 centimeters. The leaves are almost half a meter long and 5 centimeters wide and will die as soon as the flower blooms.

The many small tube-like flowers of this species are different from what people are used to from the ornamental onion with the star-like flowers and that will make it stand out among the other species.

The Allium ampeloprasum is a host plant, which means that it is a host for certain insects and butterflies. It can serve as a food source and habitat for several species of insects, including butterflies such as the onion butterfly (allium butterfly).

With its medium-length stem, the flower is very suitable for use as a cut flower.

How, where and when do I plant flowerbulbs of Allium 'Ampeloprasum'?

The Allium ampeloprasum flowerbulb is winter hardy and needs a cold period, which is why it is planted in the ground from October to January. The planting depth is 2 to 3 times the height of the flowerbulb itself and the planting distance is 20 centimeters. Approximately 16 flowerbulbs fit on one m².

They naturalize easily in the garden but also in pots. Plant about 10 flowerbulbs in a large pot.

Plant it in a nutrient-rich, well-drained soil, the best soil is sand or sandy loam. Alliums do not like wet feet. The best position is in full sun, but can also be placed in partial shade. It is suitable for planting between other perennials because of its late flowering time. The best position for the Ampeloprasum in the border is in the middle or at the back.

Care

Cut off the spent flower at the top and let the rest die. After flowering you can dig up the flowerbulb and divide it if necessary. The smaller flowerbulbs are then replanted together with the old flowerbulb in October. Provide organic fertilizer when planting and in the spring before flowering for an extra good result in the flower and for the propagation of the flowerbulb.

Edible plants

Although the plant as a whole is somewhat smaller than the normal leek, the entire plant can be eaten and tastes a bit like garlic. For example, you can eat the balls raw or cooked and the flowers are beautiful as a garnish in salads or herb butter. The bulbs can be harvested all year round!

We only recommend eating organically grown edible plants. Chemical-free, so responsible to consume.


Organic Allium ampeloprasum 'Ping Pong' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Can be ordered from June '24!

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Characteristics

Flowering time: June - August
Planting time:
From October
Planting depth:
10 cm deep
Planting distance: 20 cm apart (16/m²)
Height:
50 cm high
Flower diameter: 10 cm wide
Location:
Partial shade, sun
Soil PH: Loam, sandy soil - Slightly alkaline/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Good winter hardy
Propagation: Good (wild)
Family: Alliaceae (garlic family)
Colour: White/light pink
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: Yes
Bulb size: 4/5


Other allium species:

  • Bio Allium 'Cowanii'
  • Bio Allium 'Mount Everest'
  • Bio Allium 'Purple Sensation'
  • Bio Allium 'Red Giant Star'
  • Bio Allium 'Schubertii'
  • Bio Allium 'Sphaerocephalon'
  • Bio Allium 'Tuberosum' (Garlic Chives)
  • Bio Allium 'Violet Beauty'
  • Bio Allium albopilosum 'Christophii'
  • Bio Allium caeruleum 'Azureum'
  • Bio Allium moly 'Jeannine'
  • Bio Nectaroscordum siculum 'Bulgaricum' (Bulgarian onion)

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