Chives - garlic

Allium tuberosum


Often called Chinese chives, this excellent culinary herb has flat leaves and a good garlic flavour used in many dishes. The white flowers that appear in late summer are also edible. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
Size:

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

Price:
Sale price£3.10
Stock:
In stock (36 plants), ready to be dispatched

Description

  • Many culinary uses
  • Easy to grow
  • Edible flowers
  • Popular in Chinese cuisine

These are native to China where they have been used for many centuries and huge bunches are found in for sale in produce markets such is their popularity. A tasty herb to use and experiment with, they don’t have to be used in Chinese dishes!

Plant Care

  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun/shade
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flowering period: August - September

Tasty garlic chives are very hardy and often stay green right through the winter in the UK.  They like a rich fertile soil and part sun/shade and can be cut and used all summer. They are very suitable for pot growing, though the leaves do tend to get wider and flatter when given more root space in the garden. 

 

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