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: 90% on 03/14/2023
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.