A comparison of flavor and odor compounds of onion allium cepa leek allium porrum garlic allium sativum and allium fistulosum in relation to germination of sclerotia of sclerotium cepivorum
Coley Smith, J.R.
Plant Pathology 35(3): 370-376
ISSN/ISBN: 0032-0862 Accession: 004561886
The low ability of cultivars of leek to stimulate germination of sclerotia of Sclerotium cepivorum compared with those of onion, garlic and Allium fistulosum appears to be associated with their relatively small seeds, the lower levels of flavour and odour precursors in their roots and the relatively high proportion of the inactive methyl radical in their flavour and odour profiles.