ALLIUM tuberosum

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ALLIUM tuberosum

Chinese Chives, Garlic Chives (Jiu-Zi)
Select Item No. AO260

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Alliaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Special Features: Sturdy, grey-green chives-like leaves and attractive white flowering umbels. Fragrant. TCM plant.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z10
Foliage: long and narrow
Growth Habit: upright, erect / bulbous / clumping / sturdy
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / beneficial plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5.55556 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
180
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
8 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: There has been no research, but an obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Some later flowering species can be forced in 14 - 16 weeks and perhaps sooner at warmer temperatures. Further experiments are warranted.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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