Chives / Ciboulette / Σχοινόπρασο


Common Name: Chives / Ciboulette / Σχοινόπρασο

Scientific Name: Allium schoenoprasum


Plant’s cycle: perennial

Light Requirement: Full Sun and half shade

Soil type: all soils, ph between 5.2 – 8.3

Sowing in nursery: February

Direct Planting: March

Germination: 7 days

Harvest: 90 days

Spacing: 10cm/10cm/1cm


Flowers are: hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: cross-pollinated by insects

Plant is Self-Fertile

Seed preservation: 2 years


Edible Parts: Flowers, Leaves, Root

Other Uses: Fungicide;  Repellent

Medicine: Appetizer;  Digestive;  Hypotensive;  Tonic

Known Hazards: Although no individual reports regarding this species have been seen, there have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in large quantities and by some mammals, of certain members of this genus. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible.