Polyvert Chive Seed

Product ID:3733

Polyvert Chive Seed

Product ID:3733

Medium-size leaf, highly uniform.

Suitable for growing in field or containers. Dark green leaves with very good uniformity. Compared to Purly, Polyvert is more uniform with slightly thinner leaves. Vigorous growth. Also available in organic seed. Avg. 112,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).

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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