Produce Name : Chives

Availability : All Round the Year

Chives are a species of flowering plant in the onion family. It is a bulb-forming herbaceous perennial plant, growing to 30-50 cm tall. The bulbs are slender conic, 2-3 cm long and 1 cm broad, and grow in dense clusters from the roots. The leaves are hollow tubular, with a soft texture. Chives are grown for their leaves, which are used as a vegetable or a herb; they have a somewhat milder flavour than onions, green onions or garlics. Chives are chopped raw and typically used for seasoning salads and omelettes, or as a topping for baked potatoes.