Allium schoenoprasum are the chives most used for culinary purposes and the chives that have the beautiful pink flowers. They have a delicious, mild onion flavour, the linear leaves are snipped and used primarily fresh, stirred into uncooked foods, such as soft cheeses or salads; or added to cooked foods during the last few minutes of cooking, or as a garnish. The attractive flowers, mauve in rounded heads, are edible and make a very pretty garnish.
They are perennial bulbs that spread to form neat tufted clumps, ideal for edging beds and paths. They are particularly attractive when in flower and are a favourite of bees and other pollinating insects.
Chives are one of the famous fines herbs of French cuisine. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, and are also said to stimulate the appetite and strengthen the stomach.
|Botanical Name||Allium schoenoprasum|
|Seed Packet||100 Seeds|