Indigenous to N.W. Europe with wild plants, Babington's Leek, found around the surfing beaches of Cornwall, perhaps brought by the Phoenicians 2,500 years ago in the Bronze Age. Best described as an over-extended leek with garlic tendencies. Its Latin name, allium ampeloprasum, signifies that it is not a true garlic (allium sativum) but it has many endearing qualities nevertheless. It has a mild nutty flavour with salad onion and garlic backgrounds. Its pretensions as a garlic can sometimes be justified due to the sheer enormity of each clove, so lending flavour by sheer weight of garlic used. Roasting and baking are ideal as its size ensures that even robust cooking cannot decimate it.
Elephant Garlic bulbs are supplied as green garlic at the start of the season (May-June), and dry garlic from July onwards.
** Please note, this item is a fresh product and is only available seasonally and therefore must not be ordered with any Seed Products **