75-80 days to harvest | Allium schoenoprasum
HEIRLOOM Easy to grow and one of the hardiest perennial herbs, chives thrive effortlessly from the equator to Alaska! We delight in the mild onion flavor of her tender leaves as well as prolific purple blooms, tossing chives on salads and sandwiches as well as frying into fritters and tempura. We savor chives from snowmelt in early spring ’til she’s deep in snow again, often snipping fresh chives on our holiday meals.
Beneficial pollinators flock to the flowers while chives’ sulfurous compounds deter pest insects, making her an excellent companion plant.
At Fruition, we sow chives indoors in soil blocks 4-6 weeks before final frost, hardening off and transplanting her after frost danger has passed. Chives can also be established through August here in Zone 5 to thrive for many years to come.
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