Staro Chive Seed
Staro Chive Seed
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. 19,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
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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.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Allium schoenoprasum
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