Chives form clumps of hollow grass-like leaves with a mild onion flavor. Left to mature, before seeding it develops attractive lavender-pink flowers. Some delicious options include soups, salads, cheese, and egg dishes. This versatile herb can be dried or frozen.
Latin Name: Allium schoenoprasum
Seed Type: Heirloom
Product Weight: 450 milligrams / approximately 375-400 seeds
Plant Type: Herb
Hardiness Zone: Perennial Herb - Zone 3
Flavor: Subtle onion taste
Days to Harvest: 80 days
Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 14 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")
Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6")
Growing Height: 20-30 cm (8-12")
Best Container Size: 12"+
Planting Instructions: Sow seed directly into the garden or start seed indoors 6 weeks before the last frost. Harvest often by cutting 5 cm (2") from the ground. Can be grown indoors.