Chives Chivalrous Onion is a fast growing variety of common Chives (Chive) that are commonly used in cooking, including in a range of salads, creamy soups, potatoes, egg dishes and many others including in dips and as a garnish. Chives Chivalrous Onion forms grass-like clumps that are made up of tubular leaves with a distinct onion aroma and flavour. For a garlic flavoured chive, also consider Chives Chivalrous Garlic, a perennial growing variety providing a year-round continual supply of chives. Chives Chivalrous Onion is an improved selection of the superior Allium schoenoprasm, a far superior and more resilient variety than many of the heirloom varieties. The variety Chives Chivalrous Onion has been selected for its superior cultivation characteristics, most specifically its persistence/resilience throughout the seasons as many common varieties experience seasonal dieback from time to time or tend to prematurely bolt (flower).
Advantages of Chives Chivalrous Onion
Real onion chives
Original onion aroma and flavour
Desirable tender-leaves, ideal for cooking, not as chewy as the heirloom varieties!
Ideal in cooking and as a seasoning or garnish
Very easy to grow
25-30cm height at maturity
Plant in herb garden, allowing at least 3cm spacing between seeds
Prefers moderately shady aspect
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Southern Australia
Easy to grow garden herb
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden