CHIVES, GARLIC
CHIVES, GARLIC
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CHIVES, GARLIC

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  • Heirloom culinary perennial
  • Sometimes called Chinese Chives; Distinguishable by their delicate garlic flavor
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

Garlic chives, also known as Chinese chives, is a versatile garden plant grown as a culinary herb and an ornamental flowering perennial.  At first glance, you could easily mistake garlic chives for common chives, but on closer inspection, you will see their leaves are very different and they taste like garlic. 

This amazing herb is a staple in Chinese and Japanese cuisine where it is treated as a vegetable and lightly steamed or cooked in broths, soups, egg, and seafood dishes and stir fry recipes, adding a delicious mild garlicky flavor. My absolute favorite way to use garlic chives is to gently saute the flowering scapes in salty butter and drizzled over baked cod.  It tastes sublime!

Common Name(s) Garlic chives, Chinese chives, oriental chives, gow choy, nira
Scientific Name Allium tuberosum
Days to Harvest 30 days from transplants, 60 days from seed
Light Full sun to partial shade
Water Regular watering 
Soil Sandy loam
Fertilizer Balanced and nitrogen-rich
Pests Onion fly maggot, thrips, allium leaf miner
Diseases Onion white rot, downy mildew