Onion flavor- Allium schoenoprasum
Garlic flavor- Allium tuberosum
The subtle and pleasant taste of chives make them an extremely popular food addition! Fresh chives, finely chopped, are sprinkled over soups, baked potatoes, stews, and several sauces. In mid-Summer, they will also put on quite a show with their abundant, fragrant flowers. Certainly just as well at home in the flower garden as the herb garden. Perfect year around windowsill plant, too!
In Chinese cooking, the flat leaves of garlic chives are often used the same way as we use regular chives in our cooking:., sprinkled over foods for extra fragrance and decoration. Garlic chives can be substituted by regular chives, but since regular chives have a weaker flavor, it is worthwhile to grow both so you will always have an ample supply of either one for what ever the recipe calls for.
Onion flavor chives have round leaves. Garlic flavor have flat leaves.
Available separate, or as a collection
Perennial…..Comes back every year. Blooms first year from a spring planting.
Grown and shipped in 3″ Pots. Also available in plug flats. Check Wholesale listings.