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Serbajadi Seeds Chinese Chives - Kuchai ( Bbs037 )

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Serbajadi Chinese Chives - Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spreng ( Allium schoenoprasum )

Chinese chive is the smallest species of edible onion. This species is commonly grown for its flat edible leaves about 6 mm wide and young inflorescences which have a strong flavour resembling garlic and are used for seasoning or garnishing. The chive is a bulb-forming herbaceous perennial plant, growing 30-50 cm tall. Chinese chives are a commonly used herb and usually used in dishes such as fried koay teow and bee hoon. This vegetable is extremely rich in Vitamin A (good for eyesight), considerable amounts of Vitamin C, B1, B2 and iron. Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control the pest.

Type of vegetable: Long, flat leaves

Edible parts: Although mostly grown for its leaves, the pretty pale mauve or pink flowers can be added to salads to add colour as well as a mild flavour.

 

DIRECTION OF USE

Best soil: Chinese Chives are happy in any kind of soil as long as they are given extra moisture in dry weather.

How to plant: Can be grown easily in a herb garden, window box or pot either from sees or by dividing old plants.

When to harvest: Harvesting is possible only about 4 months when leaves are long and fully mature. However, the first planting does not produce much harvest but replanting does. It also takes a shorter period – about 40 days – to harvest a replanted chives

How to harvest: Cut the whole clump just above the ground.

Care: Avoid watering unless conditions are very dry. Frequent watering encourages surface rooting, and it is far better to encourage plants to develop deep roots. Keep the plants weed-free, as weeding is difficult once the clumps are well established.

 

STORAGE

Keep away from children and pets.

Store in cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.

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