(Allium schoenoprasum)

Description: Bulb-forming herbaceous plants, Chives are the smallest Onion species. Chives (always referred to in the plural because they grows in clumps) are perennial, and have long, thin grass-like leaves that are round and hollow. The oil of Chives gives the plant its unique aroma and taste.

Culinary Uses: Perhaps best known as a baked potato topping or a mashed potato additive, Chives are also commonly used in egg and fish dishes, as well as soups, sauces and spreads.

Part Of Plant Used: whole plant

Chives comes in the following retail packages:

Singles 1/4oz

Slim Line 2/3oz

Herb Bunch


Not just for topping baked potatoes (although they do so quite tastefully), fresh Chives are a welcome addition to a variety of dishes, especially creamy soups.