Garlic chives

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Garlic chives
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Garlic chives growing at Midway Atoll, Hawaii
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium tuberosum
Synonyms

Bai kuchai
Buchu (Korea)
Chinese chives
Chinese leek
Dok kuichai
Flowering leek
Gau tsoi
Hẹ (Vietnamese)
Jeongguji (Korea)
Jiu
Kiu
Ku chai
Kucai (Malay)
Kuse (Kapampangan)
Kuu chay
Nira (Japanese)
Oriental garlic
Oriental garlic chives
Phak pen
Sol (Korea)
Ton kui chai

Allium chinense
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 18°C (64°F)
Max germination temp: 24°C (75°F)
Germination time: 17 days
Time to transplanting: +33 days
Time to harvesting: +229 days
Mature height: 50cm (20in)
Ideal pH range: 6.0 - 7.0
Sow depth: 1½cm (½in)
Sow spacing: 10cm (4in)
Sow row spacing: 20cm (8in)
Growing plant spacing: 15cm (6in)
References: [1]

Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) is a relatively new vegetable in the English-speaking world but well-known in Asian cuisine, the flavor of garlic chives is more like garlic than chives[2], though much milder. Both leaves and the stalks of the flowers are used as a flavoring similarly to chives, green onions or garlic and are used as a stir fry ingredient.

Planner[edit]

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow (indoors)
Sow (outdoors)
Transplant
Harvest

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Growing[edit]

Sowing[edit]

Sow seeds indoors in spring in trays of potting compost 1½cm (½in) deep and 10cm (4in) apart.

Sow outdoors in June in drills 1½cm (½in) deep.

Transplanting[edit]

Transplant indoor seedlings in July and thin outdoor seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart.

Harvesting[edit]

Cut the leaves of garlic chives in as required between April and September[3] once they are 15cm (6in) tall.[4]

Troubles[edit]

Full troubles list: Allium troubles

References[edit]

  1. Garlic Chive. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-09-04.
  2. McGee, Rose Marie Nichols; Stuckey, Maggie (2002). The Bountiful Container. Workman Publishing.
  3. a b Growing Garlic Chives. Garden-Grower.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-04.
  4. How to Grow Garlic Chives. eHow.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-04.
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