Allium tricoccum (commonly known as ramp, ramps, spring onion, ramson, wild leek, wood leek, and wild garlic) is a North Americanspecies of wild onion widespread across eastern Canada and the eastern United States.
The ramp is a bulb-forming perennial with broad, smooth, light green leaves, often with deep purple or burgundy tints on the lower stems, and ascallion-like stalk and bulb. Both the white lower leaf stalks and the broad green leaves are edible. The flower stalk appears after the leaves have died back, unlike the similar Allium ursinum, in which leaves and flowers can be seen at the same time. Ramps grow in close groups strongly rooted just beneath the surface of the soil.
Ramps are a wild Leek. They are very popular in West Virginia. These wild Leeks pop up in early spring and last until the beginning of summer ranging from the full leek with leaves and bulb to just the bulb at the end of the season. Ramps can be used in any recipe as a substitute for onions, garlic or leeks. Ramps are also a very popular item to be pickled.
Here at Ponderosa Mushrooms we offer fresh Ramps when in season and frozen Ramp bulbs available year-round.