Chives – Item #639


A popular perennial culinary herb with hollow leaves and mild onion flavor. Easy to grow and very hardy. Pale purple flowers emerge in early spring, and both flowers and leaves can be used raw in salad and to flavor vinegars.

SKU: 00000616 Categories: ,

Additional information

Weight .75 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/8″ (3mm)

Plant Space: 12″ (30cm)

Row Space: 12″ (30cm)

Sprouts In: 7-21 days

Sow in early spring, or winter in mild climates, in a location with full sun to part shade. Keep seeds evenly moist until they germinate. Chives grow in clumps, and can be planted among vegetables and flowers in the garden.

Harvest lightly the first season to give the plants a chance to develop. Cut leaves at about 1″ from the ground as needed. New shoots will grow from the base of the plant.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Allium schoenoprasum

Matures In: 45 days

Attributes: Heirloom variety with delicate onion flavor