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Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum

Grown by: Choy Division Farm in Chester, NY

  • $5.00

With a delicate garlic flavor and beautiful white flowers, this perennial onion family plant is native to the Chinese province of Shanxi and popular throughout Asia.

Also known as Chinese leeks, gow choy, jiuhuang, Chinese chives, nira, and buchu.

Days to maturity: 30 from transplant, 90 from seeding

Seeds per pack: 50-55

Germination rate: 92% on 12/26/2023

Planting / harvesting notes

Direct sow ¼ inch deep in the spring as the soil warms up. Sow seeds 1-2 seeds per inch, thinning to one plant every 2-8 inches. Alternatively, sow in flats indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Harvest individual leaves 3-4 times per year before flowering.

Seed keeping notes

Harvest entire seed heads after the flowers have faded and the black seeds are rattling in their pods. Allow to dry down further in a protected place.


This product is part of the East Asian Collection.

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