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Plant Information

Common Name: CHIVES - GARLIC
Scientific Name: Allium tuberosum
Alternative Names: Chinese Chives

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Allium tuberosum


  • Perennial
  • Can grow in container
  • Dies back in winter.

Culinary Uses

  • Mild sweet garlic flavour
  • Leaves - mild flavour to salad
  • Mix with sour cream (baked potato)
  • Egg dishes, soup, raw tomatoes and garnish
  • Use flowers and leaves in vinegar and oil

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Mildly antiseptic
  • Stimulate appetite and aid digestion

Other Uses

  • Plant next to roses - will inhibit blackspot
  • Animals:
  • Tea - prevent scabb infections on animals
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