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Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Variety's Flowers may be consumed.

Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.

Use for cut flowers and bouquets

Use for cut flowers and bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Staro
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StaroChive Seed

840

Product ID: 840

Heaviest leaf for processing and freezing.

Best for markets demanding a thicker leaf for freezing, drying, or fresh use.

•Edible Flowers: Pull the florets apart and sprinkle on salads, dips, sauces, soups, stir-fries, and pizza. Great as an addition to potato salad. Flavor is of mild, sweet onion.

Avg. 29,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

Product Price Qty
840Packet  $3.95 
8401/2 Ounce  $9.95 
8401 Ounce  $17.45 
8401/4 Pound  $44.90 
8401 Pound  $157.25 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   75-85

Plant Cycle:   (P)  

Product Symbols:

Edible Flowers   Grows Well in Containers   Use for cut flowers and bouquets  

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Growing Information

Chives

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): In spring, sow 1/4" deep as soon as the soil warms up. Place 4-6 seeds every 6" or 1-2 seeds per inch. Thin to 2-3 plants every 2-8". Keep free of weeds.
Transplant: Start seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Sow several seeds per plug, thinning to 3-4 seedlings per plug. Transplant seedling clusters 2-8" apart in rows 18" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: A fairly rich soil that is high in humus.

PLANT HEIGHT: 12-18".

PLANT SPACING: 2-8".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-9.

HARVEST: Individual leaves may be harvested once the plants are established. Harvest leaves before flowering begins. Leaves can be harvested 3-4 times per year, cut at ground level.

Leaves may be used fresh or dried. To dry, cut bundles into 1/4- 1/2" lengths. Spread one layer on a screen, allowing for air circulation. Place in a well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight. Stir periodically while drying.

Note: Mature chive clumps should be divided every 3 to 4 years.


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