Ramsons Seeds

Allium Ursinum Seeds (Ramsons Seeds, Wild Garlic Seeds)


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Edible leaves. The bulbs and flowers are also very tasty.


***** Needs Stratification, see Additional Information Tab ***** Ramsons (Allium ursinum), also known as wild garlic, is a wild relative of chives native to Europe and Asia. Ramsons grow in deciduous woodlands with moist soils, preferring slightly acidic conditions. They flower before deciduous trees leaf in the spring, filling the air with their characteristic garlic-like scent. The stem is triangular in shape and the leaves are similar to those of the lily of the valley. Unlike the related crow garlic and field garlic, the flower-head contains no bulbils, only flowers. Ramsons leaves are edible; they can be used as salad, spice, boiled as a vegetable, in soup, or as an ingredient for pesto in lieu of basil. The stems are preserved by salting and eaten as a salad in Russia. The bulbs and flowers are also very tasty. Ramsons leaves are also used as fodder. Cows that have fed on ramsons give milk that tastes slightly of garlic, and butter made from this milk used to be very popular in 19th century Switzerland.
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Common name Ramsons, Wild Garlic
Family Liliaceae
Genus Allium
Species Allium ursinum
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Lay seeds and barely cover with light soil. Seeds need light to sprout. Germination should occur within one week
Scarification / Stratification Slow and erratic germinator. Needs cold stimulus. This will break their dormancy. It creates a cold and moist environment for the seeds. Mixed in seeds with slightly moistened vermiculite or peat, only damp in a ziplock bag. Close zip bag shut and store for 2 months it in the salad crisper compartment of your refrigerator. If any seeds begin to sprout during the cold stratification, simply remove the seed and plant.

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