Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum
  • 200 Seeds/pkt
  • Perennial growing to 50cm.
  • Culinary herb
  • Garlic flavour

$3.50 inc GST

Chives Garlic

$3.50 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Perennial growing to 50cm. Plants grow in slowly spreading clumps with long green strap-like leaves with white star shaped flowers. Leaves have a mild flavour, somewhat like a cross between regular chives and garlic. Can be eaten raw or cooked, good in salads, sauces, stir-fries and with fish, poultry and egg dishes. Can be grown in containers. Also known as "Chinese chives". With their white flowers, long green shoots, and lack of a bulb, Garlic chives are graceful herbs with pretty white flowers. The combination of a chive-like appearance and strong garlic flavour makes garlic chives a popular seasoning. Chopped fresh garlic chives are found in recipes for Chinese dishes including stir-fries, and they are used in Japanese cuisine as well. You can grow garlic chives in your garden or a container herb garden and bear a strong resemblance to regular chives. That's not surprising since both are members of the onion family. However, while the standard chives have a mild flavour similar to onions, Chinese garlic chives are known for their strong “garlicky” flavour.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 5mm
Best Planting Season/s: , ,
Germination: 14 - 21 days at 10-20C
Life Cycle: Annual
Row Spacing: 30cm
Plant Spacing: 15cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 60-90 days
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