– Chinese Chives
– Green Nira
Chinese Chives have a light onion aroma and a spicy, onion flavor. Their crunchy texture and fresh, garden green appearance will liven up cream cheese, smoked salmon, broiled meats, root vegetables, and zucchini. Chives are a hardy, cool-season perennial and the smallest member of the onion family. They grow in clusters of slender, round and hollow grass-like leaves similar to clumps of onions. The grass-like leaves typically reach 12 to 18 inches (30-45 cm) tall, but they will be most tender when harvested at about 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The leaves grow from tiny, barely formed white bulbs just below the soil surface.