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Allium schoenoprasum

Grown by: Truelove Seeds Farm in Newtown Square, PA

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Chives are a cold-tolerant perennial in the onion family that produce small clumps of thin blue-green tubular leaves and beautiful light purple edible flowers for late spring and early summer harvests.

Days to maturity: 80-90

Seeds per pack: 40

Germination rate: 89% on 10/12/2023

Planting / harvesting notes

Plant seeds in early spring for late spring or early summer harvest. This crop is a perennial, so expect harvests in future years! If allowed to go to seed, chives will soon spread to other parts of the garden. Prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade.

Seed keeping notes

Allow flowers to dry on plant. When you see that they have dried and that they have formed small black seeds, harvest the seed heads and knock their seeds into a bowl. Allow them to dry further in a ventilated, dry place before putting in storage. 

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